Review: could Mirena cause Optic neuritis?
Summary: Optic neuritis could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Nasonex, and have Contraception.
We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Optic neuritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Optic neuritis and more.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,832 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, device dislocation, vaginal haemorrhage, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Optic neuritis (optic nerve inflammation) (latest reports from 18,120 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease.
On Apr, 17, 2014: 62,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 11 people (0.02%) have Optic Neuritis. They amount to 0.06% of all the 18,120 people who have Optic Neuritis on eHealthMe.
Time on Mirena when people have Optic neuritis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Optic neuritis||0.00%||25.00%||50.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Optic neuritis when taking Mirena * :
|Optic neuritis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||44.44%||22.22%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Optic neuritis when taking Mirena ** :
How people recovered from Optic neuritis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (2 people, 18.18%)
- Menorrhagia (2 people, 18.18%)
- Menstrual disorder (1 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Nasonex (1 people, 9.09%)
- Vitamin tab (1 people, 9.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
Became irritable and high strung a couple of weeks after Mirena was placed. I did not notice this side effect, but others around me noticed it, after 2-3 months started going into a manic phase for several weeks followed by depression. Told gynecologist, she removed it and I began feeling myself again after a couple of weeks. I have a family history of bipolar, but no personal history of any mental/emotional problems. A rare side effect, but my system cannot handle synthetic hormones. Now have a copper IUD in place without any side effects. Glad I had a supportive gynecologist, she told me it normally causes depression in sensitive people, but when we really researched it, we found there are cases of other mental emotional side effects in sensitive people.
From this study (1 week ago):
Everything seemed like I was pregnant and now I have a missing IUD going for an ultrasound then to surgically remove the IUD when found.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
2 Miscarriages back to back no pain
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