Mirena ® is birth con­trol you don’t have to think about tak­ing ev­ery

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day, or even ev­ery year. Mirena is a small IUD (in­trauter­ine de­vice) that’s over 99% ef­fec­tive at pre­vent­ing preg­nancy for up to 5 years. When you’re ready for an­other child, you can have it re­moved by your women’s health­care provider at any time. With Mirena, there’s no daily rou­tine, but be sure to check the threads of Mirena once a month. Your health­care provider will show you how. Mirena is avail­able IN­DI­CA­TIONS FOR MIRENA Mirena ® (lev­onorgestrel-re­leas­ing in­trauter­ine sys­tem) is a hor­mone-re­leas­ing IUD that pre­vents preg­nancy for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy pe­ri­ods in women who choose in­trauter­ine con­tra­cep­tion. 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). If Mirena comes out, use back-up birth con­trol. Mirena may at­tach to or go through the uterus and cause other prob­lems. • Preg­nancy while us­ing Mirena is un­com­mon but can be life threat­en­ing and may re­sult in loss of preg­nancy or fer­til­ity. • Ovar­ian cysts may oc­cur but usu­ally dis­ap­pear. • Bleed­ing and spot­ting may in­crease in the first 3 to 6 months and re­main ir­reg­u­lar. Pe­ri­ods over time usu­ally be­come shorter, lighter, or may stop. Only you and your HCP can de­cide if Mirena is right for you. Mirena is avail­able by pre­scrip­tion only. For im­por­tant risk and use in­for­ma­tion about Mirena, please see Brief Sum­mary of Pa­tient in­for­ma­tion on the re­verse side. Learn more at www.mirena-us.com You are en­cour­aged to re­port neg­a­tive side ef­fects or qual­ity com­plaints of pre­scrip­tion drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov.med­watch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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