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Review: could Mirena cause Hunger (Appetite - increased)?

We study 62,559 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,914 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Hunger

Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) (latest reports from 59,581 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 101 people (0.16%) have Hunger.

Trend of Hunger in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Hunger * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hunger3.23%35.48%32.26%12.90%16.13%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hunger0.00%1.43%4.29%35.71%47.14%11.43%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hunger when taking Mirena ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hunger ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (64 people, 63.37%)
  2. Anxiety (6 people, 5.94%)
  3. Thyroidectomy (6 people, 5.94%)
  4. Premenstrual syndrome (5 people, 4.95%)
  5. Menorrhagia (4 people, 3.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 7.92%)
  2. Wellbutrin (5 people, 4.95%)
  3. Cymbalta (5 people, 4.95%)
  4. Xanax (4 people, 3.96%)
  5. Lutenyl (2 people, 1.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Karen (3 years ago):

I have felt nothing but severe hunger pangs since I got the Mirena put in. I eat healthy, exercise, and am eating the appropriate diet. I am getting it taken out ASAP because it has become unbearable. I gained 2 lbs. the first week it was put in and that was without changing my diet.
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  • Karen on Jun, 18, 2011:

    I have felt nothing but severe hunger pangs since I got the Mirena put in. I eat healthy, exercise, and am eating the appropriate diet. I am getting it taken out ASAP because it has become unbearable. I gained 2 lbs. the first week it was put in and that was without changing my diet.

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