Review: could Mirena cause Underactive thyroid?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 31 have Underactive thyroid. Find out who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 127,005 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 27 people (0.05%) have Underactive Thyroid.
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%||9.09%||9.09%||18.18%||45.45%||18.18%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena * :
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||39.13%||30.43%||26.09%||4.35%||0.00% |
Severity of Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Underactive thyroid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||75.00%||25.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (16 people, 59.26%)
- Menorrhagia (3 people, 11.11%)
- Hypothyroidism (3 people, 11.11%)
- Hashimoto's disease (2 people, 7.41%)
- Uterine leiomyoma (2 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (4 people, 14.81%)
- Leflunomide (2 people, 7.41%)
- Humira (2 people, 7.41%)
- Pristiq (2 people, 7.41%)
- Gynokadin (2 people, 7.41%)
* 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?
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