Mirena trademark (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg

Important Safety Information

If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don't use Mirena. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP)... Continue below

Why should you consider Mirena?

See more children in your future but aren’t ready yet? Or maybe your family is just the right size but you’re not ready for permanent birth control. Either way, Mirena might be right for you if you want birth control that is:

Highly effective—One of the most effective birth control methods—over 99% at preventing pregnancy

Convenient—No daily pills and no monthly refills. It lasts as long as you want, for up to 5 years. The timeframe is up to you. You should do a monthly self-check to make sure it’s in place. Ask your healthcare provider to explain how. You should schedule a follow-up visit 4 to 6 weeks after your Mirena is placed to check that it’s in the right position

Reversible—You can have it removed by your healthcare provider at any time, and try to become pregnant right away

Estrogen-free—It delivers small amounts of progestin locally into your uterus

Approved to treat heavy periods—Mirena is the first and only IUD (intrauterine device) birth control that is FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine birth control

Mirena may not be right for you:

If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don’t use Mirena. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). If you have persistent pelvic or abdominal pain, see your healthcare provider.

Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).

Mirena lasts for as long as you want, for up to 5 years.

If you have any questions about Mirena, have a conversation with your healthcare provider, who can help you decide which birth control option is best for you.

For additional information about Mirena, including side effects, please see Mirena Safety Considerations and the Patient Information.

Who should not use Mirena?

Do not use Mirena if you:

Are or might be pregnant; Mirena cannot be used as an emergency contraceptive

Have had a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless you have had a normal pregnancy after the infection went away

Have an untreated pelvic infection now

Have had a serious pelvic infection in the past 3 months after a pregnancy

Can get infections easily. For example, if you have:

Multiple sexual partners or your partner has multiple sexual partners

Problems with your immune system

Intravenous drug abuse

Have or suspect you might have cancer of the uterus or cervix

Have bleeding from the vagina that has not been explained

Have liver disease or a liver tumor

Have breast cancer or any other cancer that is sensitive to progestin (a female hormone), now or in the past

Have an intrauterine device in your uterus already

Have a condition of the uterus that changes the shape of the uterine cavity, such as large fibroid tumors

Are allergic to levonorgestrel, silicone, polyethylene, silica, barium sulphate or iron oxide

Did you know?
Because Mirena releases hormones locally in the uterus at a slow rate, only small amounts enter the blood.