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Review: could Mirena cause High blood pressure?





Summary: High blood pressure is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Contraception.

We study 62,581 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 300 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 62,930 users)

High blood pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from High blood pressure 328,584 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 62,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 300 people (0.48%) have High Blood Pressure.

Trend of High blood pressure in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure21.05%22.81%14.04%20.18%21.05%0.88%0.00%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%0.41%23.67%33.88%32.24%9.80%0.00%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (156 people, 52.00%)
  2. Menorrhagia (26 people, 8.67%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 4.33%)
  4. Endometriosis (10 people, 3.33%)
  5. Dysmenorrhoea (5 people, 1.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (3 people, 1.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 1.00%)
  3. Diovar (3 people, 1.00%)
  4. Tenormin (3 people, 1.00%)
  5. Zestril (3 people, 1.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I took flonase and meloxicam and my blood pressure is up. normal?
    (Asked by a 67 year old man who has High Blood Pressure)
    I took my blood pressure medicine but my blood pressure is higher than normal I took Flonase and Meloxicam. Is that normal and if I've left pressure is still high should I take another blood pressure pill?
  • Soon as i got the mirena two months later i started getting spots of vitiligo what should i do get the mirena removed and call and lawyer
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Vitiligo, and takes Mirena)
    I got the Mirena inplanted In My uterus in Dec 2012 and Feb 2013 started to see spotes of Vitiligo I went to the dermatologist and was told that i for sure have Vitiligo.
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    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has High Blood Pressure, PAD, and takes Lisinopril, Plendil)
    I'm currently taking 10 MG of Plendil with 20MG of Lisinopril. I've developed PAD a couple of years ago. I used to take 40MG of Lisinopril but since retiring my blood pressure had calmed down. My doctor reduced my Lisinopril to 20MG and kept the Plendil at 10MG. I was wondering is I should go back to the 40MG Lisinopril and discontinue the Plendil. I'm confused about the effects that Plendil has on my arteries. Does Plendil dialate the arteries ? If so, then wouldn't it be better that I stop the Plendil to reduce the pain of my PAD ?
  • Can i take a cold medicing while taking metoprolol succinate er 25mg (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has High Blood Pressure, and takes Metoprolol Succinate)
    Just want to know if can I take a cold medicine while Metoprolol Succinate ER 25mg
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.

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    (Posted by a 21 year old woman who has Extreme Paranoia, and takes Mirena)
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