Review: could Mirena cause Optic neuritis?
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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Nasonex, and have Birth control.
We study 62,609 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 has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,963 Mirena users)
Optic neuritis (optic nerve inflammation) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease. (latest reports from 4,751 Optic neuritis patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 62,603 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 11 people (0.02%) have Optic Neuritis.
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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