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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 tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • abnormal Pap smear
  • cancer of the breast, uterus, or cervix
  • diabetes
  • endometritis
  • genital or pelvic infection now or in the past
  • have more than one sexual partner or your partner has more than one partner
  • heart disease
  • history of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy
  • immune system problems
  • IUD in place
  • liver disease or tumor
  • problems with blood clots or take blood-thinners
  • seizures
  • use intravenous drugs
  • uterus of unusual shape
  • vaginal bleeding that has not been explained
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to levonorgestrel, other hormones, silicone, or polyethylene, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

This device is placed inside the uterus by a health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

This does not apply. Depending on the brand of device you have inserted, the device will need to be replaced every 3 to 5 years if you wish to continue using this type of birth control.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

This does not apply.

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