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Review: could Mirena cause Optic neuritis?

We study 62,559 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

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,914 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis (optic nerve inflammation) (latest reports from 18,485 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 11 people (0.02%) have Optic Neuritis.

Trend of Optic neuritis in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Optic neuritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Optic neuritis0.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Optic neuritis0.00%0.00%0.00%44.44%22.22%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Optic neuritis when taking Mirena ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Optic neuritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (2 people, 18.18%)
  2. Menorrhagia (2 people, 18.18%)
  3. Menstrual disorder (1 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nasonex (1 people, 9.09%)
  2. Vitamin tab (1 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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