Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing system placed, by a healthcare provider, in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as the woman wants for up to 5 years. Mirena is also used to treat heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Mirena is also recommended for women who have had at least one child. Mirena is made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Wayne, N.J.
The device was approved on December 6, 2000 by the FDA. It is estimated that more than two million women use the device.
The FDA indicates that Mirena can cause adverse reactions including:
There may also be a chance of ‘spontaneous migration’ of the device into the abdomen.
The FDA searched through the Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) database and found that between September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2011 AERS contained 32,528 reports for adverse events (serious and non-serious) relating to Mirena.
Lawsuits are being filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., by victims who suffered an injury or had a loved one who died after use from the company’s product. A Mirena Lawsuit attorney can be found in the Law Info’s directory if you or your loved one has suffered any adverse side effect. You may be entitled to receive compensation from the company, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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See the changes the FDA has made to Mirena IUD's safety labeling