Review: could Mirena cause Irritability?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 281 have Irritability. See who they are, when they have Irritability and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Irritability (latest reports from 141,697 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 62,555 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 281 people (0.45%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.20% of all the 141,513 people who have Irritability.
Time on Mirena when people have Irritability * :
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Age of people who have Irritability when taking Mirena * :
Severity of Irritability when taking Mirena ** :
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How people recovered from Irritability ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (173 people, 61.57%)
- Menorrhagia (14 people, 4.98%)
- Thyroidectomy (6 people, 2.14%)
- Endometriosis (4 people, 1.42%)
- Depression (4 people, 1.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 2.49%)
- Lexapro (4 people, 1.42%)
- Seroquel (4 people, 1.42%)
- Bepantol (3 people, 1.07%)
- Lamictal (3 people, 1.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Had Mirena exactly three years; had it removed today after suffering extreme bouts of anger, irritability, depression, hopelessness and desperately wanting to die. I've never been suicidal until this past six months. I'm not taking any other medications, and after reading about the experiences of others, I realized these awful symptoms may very well be due to the Mirena IUD.
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