Mirena and Melasma - from FDA reports


Melasma is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Mefenamic Acid, and have Heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding. This review analyzes which people have Melasma with Mirena. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 98,847 people who have side effects when taking Mirena from FDA, and is updated regularly.



On Jul, 15, 2018

98,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 51 people (0.05%) have Melasma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Melasma?

Time on Mirena when people have Melasma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 30 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Melasma when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 46.88 %
  • 40-49: 50.0 %
  • 50-59: 3.12 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding: 12 people, 23.53%
  2. Menstruation Irregular: 1 person, 1.96%
  3. Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device: 1 person, 1.96%
  4. Asthma: 1 person, 1.96%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Mesalamine: 2 people, 3.92%
  2. Mefenamic Acid: 2 people, 3.92%
  3. Spironolactone: 1 person, 1.96%
  4. Plaquenil: 1 person, 1.96%
  5. Paxil: 1 person, 1.96%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Abdominal Distension: 4 people, 7.84%
  2. Depression: 3 people, 5.88%
  3. Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 3 people, 5.88%
  4. Weight Increased: 3 people, 5.88%
  5. Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat): 2 people, 3.92%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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