Mirena: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Mirena®
if you have:
- A history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Had a serious pelvic infection
- More than one current sexual partner (or if your partner has more than one sexual partner)
- A weakened immune system due to HIV or AIDS, cancer, or IV drug abuse
- Uterine cancer or cervical cancer
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Breast cancer (or a history of breast cancer)
- Had an ectopic pregnancy (a "tubal" pregnancy) or are at high risk for an ectopic pregnancy
- An intrauterine device (IUD) still in place
- An abnormally shaped uterus or uterine fibroids
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Heart disease or problems with your heart valves
- Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have recently had a baby.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.