Review: could Mirena cause Hunger?


Hunger 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 Levothyroxine Sodium, and have Birth control . We study 94,150 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 138 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger and more.

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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 94,650 users)


Hunger has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, quit smoking (latest reports from 15,242 Hunger patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

94,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 138 people (0.15%) have Hunger

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Hunger?

Time on Mirena when people have Hunger *:

  • < 1 month: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hunger when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 1.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.04 %
  • 10-19: 4.17 %
  • 20-29: 34.38 %
  • 30-39: 41.67 %
  • 40-49: 14.58 %
  • 50-59: 1.04 %
  • 60+: 2.08 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levothyroxine Sodium (8 people, 5.80%)
  • Wellbutrin (5 people, 3.62%)
  • Cymbalta (5 people, 3.62%)
  • Xanax (4 people, 2.90%)
  • Zyrtec (3 people, 2.17%)

Forecasts by (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Mirena, learn more)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weight Increased (54 people, 39.13%)
  • Fatigue (53 people, 38.41%)
  • Nausea (29 people, 21.01%)
  • Mood Swings (29 people, 21.01%)
  • Depression (27 people, 19.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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