Did you know? If you choose Mirena to prevent pregnancy, it’s the only intrauterine birth control that’s approved to treat heavy periods, also known as heavy menstrual bleeding, or HMB.
What is HMB?
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is defined as excessive menstrual blood loss totaling 80 mL or more (approximately 6 tablespoons) in a single cycle.
You may have HMB if you:
• Wear both a tampon and a pad for double protection
• Soak through a pad or tampon every 2 to 3 hours
• Have ever stained your clothes as a result of a heavy period
• Have to get up in the middle of the night to change your pad or tampon
• Sleep with a towel for extra protection
If you have any of the symptoms above, talk to your healthcare provider about the possibility of using Mirena to treat your heavy periods.
Mirena reduces heavy periods
Mirena is the first and only birth control that is FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control.
Mirena reduces heavy periods. In fact, in a clinical trial of Mirena in women with heavy periods, the majority had an 80% reduction in bleeding as early as 3 months, and a 90% reduction at 6 months.