WHAT IS MIRENA?
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that releases small amounts of the hormone levonorgestrel into a woman's uterus. The purpose of Mirena is to serve as a form of birth control, preventing pregnancy. Although not permanent, these devices are typically implanted in women for up to (5) years. Bayer manufactured Mirena and claims to be 99.9% effective.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (2015, Rai, Raju)
This study concluded a significant association between levonorgestrel releases and the development of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). The results revealed an odds ratio (OR) of 7.7 for those exposed to levonorgestrel compared to no exposure.
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
December 6th, 2000
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena for intrauterine contraception. They were post marketing commitments associated with Mirena's FDA approval.
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)
Secondary Intracranial Hypertension
Intracranial Hypertension (IH)
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
MIRENA LAWSUIT UPDATES
MDL 2767: April 6th, 2017
Judge: Paul A. Engelmayer
Venue: District of Southern New York
Pending Actions: 190