Mirena and Optic neuritis - from FDA reports


Summary

Optic neuritis is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Amlodipine, and have Birth control . We study 93,496 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 16 have Optic neuritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Optic neuritis and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 94,701 users)

Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis (optic nerve inflammation) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 6,253 Optic neuritis patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

93,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 16 people (0.02%) have Optic Neuritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Optic neuritis?

Time on Mirena when people have Optic Neuritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Optic Neuritis when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Optic Neuritis when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 53.85 %
  • 30-39: 30.77 %
  • 40-49: 15.38 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (4 people, 25.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Menstrual Disorder (1 person, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Nasonex (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Lipitor (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Avonex (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Amlodipine (1 person, 6.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (5 people, 31.25%)
  • Visual Impairment (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Eye Pain (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Blindness Transient (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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