With the support of your healthcare professional you have chosen Mirena, a small intrauterine system (IUS) that sits in your womb and may have been prescribed to you for one or more of the following:
To prevent pregnancy for up to 8 years.
Treat Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) for up to 5 years.
To be used as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for up to 4 years.
If symptoms do not return after 5 years of use, Mirena can be considered for continued use for up to 8 years for HMB.
This website is here to support you on your journey from being prescribed Mirena, through fitting and on to removal/re-fit. It arms you with knowledge about the product and answers many of the frequently asked questions.
PP-MIR-GB-0185 January 2024
Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUS that helps prevent pregnancy for up to 8 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods for up to 5 years in women. If symptoms do not return after five years of use, Mirena can be considered for continued use for up to eight years. Mirena provides endometrial protection for up to 4 years.
Mirena does not protect against HIV or STIs.
Only you and your HCP can decide if Mirena is right for you. Mirena is available by prescription only.
Reporting adverse events and quality complaints
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the yellow card scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.