intrauterine system) 52 mg
intrauterine system) 13.5 mg
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
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.
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