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LEVONORGESTREL IUD is a contraceptive (birth control) device. The device is placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This device can also be used to treat heavy bleeding that occurs during your period. Compare progestins.
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What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. See your doctor if you or your partner has sexual contact with others, becomes HIV positive, or gets a sexual transmitted disease.

This product does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.

You can check the placement of the IUD yourself by reaching up to the top of your vagina with clean fingers to feel the threads. Do not pull on the threads. It is a good habit to check placement after each menstrual period. Call your doctor right away if you feel more of the IUD than just the threads or if you cannot feel the threads at all.

The IUD may come out by itself. You may become pregnant if the device comes out. If you notice that the IUD has come out use a backup birth control method like condoms and call your health care provider.

Using tampons will not change the position of the IUD and are okay to use during your period.

This IUD can be safely scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only under specific conditions. Before you have an MRI, tell your healthcare provider that you have an IUD in place, and which type of IUD you have in place.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • fever, flu-like symptoms
  • genital sores
  • high blood pressure
  • no menstrual period for 6 weeks during use
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • pelvic pain or tenderness
  • severe or sudden headache
  • signs of pregnancy
  • stomach cramping
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • trouble with balance, talking, or walking
  • unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • acne
  • breast pain
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • changes in weight
  • cramping, dizziness, or faintness while the device is being inserted
  • headache
  • irregular menstrual bleeding within first 3 to 6 months of use
  • nausea

What may interact with this drug?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • amprenavir
  • bosentan
  • fosamprenavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

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