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 Avonex, and have Heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding. This review analyzes which people have Optic neuritis with Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 98,847 people who have side effects when taking Mirena from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 22, 2017

98,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 18 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: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 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: 46.67 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (4 people, 22.22%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Menstrual Disorder (1 person, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Rebif (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Nasonex (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Lipitor (1 person, 5.56%)
  • Avonex (1 person, 5.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (5 people, 27.78%)
  • Visual Impairment (3 people, 16.67%)
  • Vision Blurred (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people, 11.11%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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