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Review: could Mirena cause Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism)?

Summary: Underactive thyroid is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Synthroid, and have Birth control.

We study 62,609 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid and more.

You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Mirena and have Underactive thyroid >>>

 

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,963 Mirena users)

Underactive thyroid

Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,739 Underactive thyroid patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 62,603 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 32 people (0.05%) have Underactive Thyroid.

Trend of Underactive thyroid in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Underactive thyroid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Underactive thyroid0.00%6.67%6.67%13.33%40.00%33.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Underactive thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%34.62%38.46%23.08%3.85%0.00%

Severity of Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Underactive thyroid0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Underactive thyroid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Underactive thyroid0.00%60.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (17 people, 53.12%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (3 people, 9.38%)
  3. Menorrhagia (3 people, 9.38%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 9.38%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (4 people, 12.50%)
  2. Humira (3 people, 9.38%)
  3. Gynokadin (2 people, 6.25%)
  4. Thyroid medication (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Pristiq (2 people, 6.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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