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.
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:
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 *:
- Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding: 12 people, 23.53%
- Menstruation Irregular: 1 person, 1.96%
- Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device: 1 person, 1.96%
- Asthma: 1 person, 1.96%
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Mesalamine: 2 people, 3.92%
- Mefenamic Acid: 2 people, 3.92%
- Spironolactone: 1 person, 1.96%
- Plaquenil: 1 person, 1.96%
- Paxil: 1 person, 1.96%
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Abdominal Distension: 4 people, 7.84%
- Depression: 3 people, 5.88%
- Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 3 people, 5.88%
- Weight Increased: 3 people, 5.88%
- Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat): 2 people, 3.92%
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 100,169 users)
Melasma (the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is a tan or dark skin discoloration) has been reported by people with birth control, heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding, hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, melasma (latest reports from 648 Melasma patients).
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Related publications that referenced our studies
- Locci-Molina N, Wang A, Kroumpouzos G, "Melasma Improving Spontaneously upon Switching from a Combined Oral Contraceptive to a Hormone-releasing Intrauterine Device: A Report of Four Cases", Acta dermato-venereologica, 2015 May .
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