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Review: could Mirena cause Stroke?

We study 62,540 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,889 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 446,003 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 62,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 176 people (0.28%) have Stroke. They amount to 0.04% of all the 442,427 people who have Stroke on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stroke in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stroke14.89%29.79%8.51%19.15%21.28%6.38%0.00%

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stroke0.00%0.00%0.00%22.00%28.00%46.00%4.00%0.00%

Severity of Stroke when taking Mirena ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stroke ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (78 people, 44.32%)
  2. Menorrhagia (15 people, 8.52%)
  3. Metrorrhagia (5 people, 2.84%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 1.14%)
  5. Dysmenorrhoea (2 people, 1.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (2 people, 1.14%)
  2. Yasmin (2 people, 1.14%)
  3. Nexium (2 people, 1.14%)
  4. Citalopram hydrobromide (2 people, 1.14%)
  5. Xyzal (2 people, 1.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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