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.
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):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures
- medicines to treat seizures like carbamazepine, ethotoin, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, topiramate
- some medicines to treat HIV infection like atazanavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, tipranavir, ritonavir
- St. John's wort