Review: could Mirena cause Underactive thyroid?
We study 62,541 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.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,889 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.
Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 129,666 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 62,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 32 people (0.05%) have Underactive Thyroid. They amount to 0.02% of all the 130,194 people who have Underactive Thyroid on eHealthMe.
Time on Mirena when people have Underactive thyroid * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||6.67%||6.67%||13.33%||40.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena * :
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||34.62%||38.46%||23.08%||3.85%||0.00% |
Severity of Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||57.14%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Underactive thyroid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||60.00%||40.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (17 people, 53.12%)
- Hypothyroidism (3 people, 9.38%)
- Menorrhagia (3 people, 9.38%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 9.38%)
- Thyroid disorder (2 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (4 people, 12.50%)
- Humira (3 people, 9.38%)
- Gynokadin (2 people, 6.25%)
- Thyroid medication (2 people, 6.25%)
- Pristiq (2 people, 6.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Amber Carr on Sep, 7, 2012:
I have an fnh the size of my head on my liver that formed and grew from the time I got mirena inserted until it was taken out 4 weeks ago. Next week i'm having a left hepatic lobectamy. I am only 25 years old and my insurance lapses this month. Thanks mirena.
Jess on Oct, 18, 2012:
Can anyone tell me what "fnh" stand for?
From this study (4 years ago):
Don't get a Mirena IUD until you thoroughly research all the suffering it is causing women.
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