Mirena

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Mirena before taking it.

Mirena

What is Mirena

Preventing pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or suspected birth control failure.
Mirena is a progestin. Exactly how it works is not known. It may prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation, altering transport of sperm or eggs to prevent fertilization, or altering the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs.

Important safety information:

  • Mirena may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Mirena with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Mirena is an emergency contraceptive. It should not be used for routine birth control. If you have sexual intercourse after you take Mirena but before you have your next menstrual period, be sure to use an effective form of contraception, such as a diaphragm or condom.
  • Mirena does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • If your normal menstrual period is late by more than 1 week, call your doctor right away.
  • Diabetes patients - Mirena may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Mirena should not be used in CHILDREN who have not had their first menstrual period; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Mirena will not end an existing pregnancy. Do not use Mirena if you are pregnant. Mirena is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Mirena, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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Mirena side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; nausea; stomach pain; tiredness; vomiting.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions ; severe and persistent lower stomach pain; spotting instead of your usual period.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Mirena medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    52 mg1 $240.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    52 mg1 $225.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    52 mg1 iud$218.00Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    52 mg1 $219.50Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

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    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    0 .75mg2 tab$0.51
    0 .75mg2 Tablet$0.51
    Ecee2 0.75mg Tablet $0.26
    ECEE2 0.75MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (2 tablets each) $0.53
    nodose3 $73.27Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    nodose3 $73.45Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    nodose3 $73.50Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    nodose3 $73.63Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA

    Mirena - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Mirena be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    Who should not take Mirena?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Mirena. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have a history of ectopic pregnancy or you are premenstrual
    • if you have diabetes

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mirena. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Lamotrigine because its effectiveness is decreased, and when Mirena is stopped, toxic effects, such as nausea, dizziness, and vision problems may occur
    • Antifungals, aprepitant, barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, indinavir), hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), modafinil, nevirapine, oxcarbazepine, penicillins (eg, amoxicillin), rifampin, rufinamide, St. John's wort, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), topiramate, or troglitazone because they may decrease levonorgestrel's effectiveness
    • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased or decreased by levonorgestrel
    • Beta-adrenergic blockers (eg, metoprolol), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), selegiline, theophylline, or troleandomycin because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by levonorgestrel
    • Valproic acid because its effectiveness may be decreased by levonorgestrel

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Mirena may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Mirena?

    Use Mirena as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • An extra patient leaflet is available with Mirena. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
    • Take Mirena as soon as possible within 72 hours after suspected birth control failure or after you have unprotected sexual intercourse. Follow the directions provided by your doctor.
    • Mirena can be used any time during the menstrual cycle.
    • If vomiting occurs within 2 hours after taking Mirena, talk with your health care provider to discuss whether to repeat that dose.
    • A physical exam is not needed before taking Mirena. If you are unsure about your general health or pregnancy status, a follow-up physical or pelvic exam may be needed after taking Mirena.
    • If you miss a dose of Mirena, contact your doctor right away.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mirena.

    Can Mirena be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Mirena be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Mirena, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Mirena. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

    Patient reports

    One patient reported useful

    How active was the Mirena in relieving patients of the disease or symptoms?
    Based on the survey reports from users of wDrugs.com, about Useful percentage of users claimed the Mirena were useful to them in reducing their symptoms and diseases. However, the effectiveness of the medicine is influenced by many factors like the perception of the symptom, the severity of the conditions, and some other factors; the brand name could also be a factor to an extent. In the event the medicine does not produce the same effective result in your case, ensure you consult your medical expert to reexamine you on your disease or symptoms and prescribe, after that, alternative medications.
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    Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology