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Review: could Mirena cause Irritability?

Summary: Irritability could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levothyroxine sodium, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 281 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 281 people (0.45%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.19% of all the 145,199 people who have Irritability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritability in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Irritability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritability9.60%28.80%19.20%19.20%17.60%5.60%0.00%

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritability0.00%0.00%4.93%34.08%43.95%16.14%0.90%0.00%

Severity of Irritability when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritability16.67%33.33%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Irritability ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irritability0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (173 people, 61.57%)
  2. Menorrhagia (14 people, 4.98%)
  3. Thyroidectomy (6 people, 2.14%)
  4. Endometriosis (4 people, 1.42%)
  5. Depression (4 people, 1.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (7 people, 2.49%)
  2. Lexapro (4 people, 1.42%)
  3. Seroquel (4 people, 1.42%)
  4. Bepantol (3 people, 1.07%)
  5. 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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