Review: could Mirena cause Stroke?


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 Contraception . We study 92,183 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 252 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 92,673 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 162,954 Stroke patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

92,183 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 252 people (0.27%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Stroke?

Time on Mirena when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 19.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.85 %
  • 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: 98.4 %
  • male: 1.6 %

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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (109 people, 43.25%)
  • Menorrhagia (18 people, 7.14%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (11 people, 4.37%)
  • Metrorrhagia (5 people, 1.98%)
  • Hypertension (5 people, 1.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (10 people, 3.97%)
  • Avandia (10 people, 3.97%)
  • Yaz (7 people, 2.78%)
  • Lisinopril (6 people, 2.38%)
  • Zoloft (5 people, 1.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (26 people, 10.32%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (21 people, 8.33%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 7.14%)
  • Migraine (17 people, 6.75%)
  • Dizziness (17 people, 6.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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