Who should not take MIRENA?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • leukemia
  • uterine fibroids
  • breast cancer
  • carcinoma cancer of the cervix
  • cancer of the uterus
  • cancer in the lining of the uterus
  • diabetes
  • anemia
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • a migraine headache
  • significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • heart valve disease
  • a stroke
  • liver problems
  • an infection of the female reproductive organs called pelvic inflammatory disease
  • inflammation of the cervix
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • an infection of the vagina called bacterial vaginosis
  • an ovarian cyst
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • abnormal bleeding from the uterus
  • pregnancy to occur outside of womb
  • abortion complicated by an infection
  • heart disease present at birth
  • abnormality of the uterus or cervix since birth
  • abnormal pap smear results
  • pregnancy
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a liver tumor
  • postpartum endometritis
  • puncture of the uterus from the intra-uterine device
  • IUD insertion with active vaginitis

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