Could Mirena cause Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Avandia, and have Birth control . We study 94,152 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 253 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 94,652 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 170,403 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

94,152 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 253 people (0.27%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Stroke?

Time on Mirena when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 20.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.43 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.46 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 98.41 %
  • male: 1.59 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 21.16 %
  • 30-39: 33.86 %
  • 40-49: 39.68 %
  • 50-59: 4.23 %
  • 60+: 1.06 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (10 people, 3.95%)
  • Avandia (10 people, 3.95%)
  • Yaz (7 people, 2.77%)
  • Lisinopril (6 people, 2.37%)
  • Zoloft (5 people, 1.98%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Mirena, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (18 people, 7.11%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Headache (26 people, 10.28%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (21 people, 8.30%)
  • Dizziness (19 people, 7.51%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 7.11%)
  • Migraine (17 people, 6.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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