Eestrogen and progestin are two female sex hormones that are used to make hormonal contraceptives. Progestin is a synthetic form of progesterone. Combination pill, or Oral contraceptive are the main and most popular hormonal contraceptive. Other hormonal contraceptions include vaginal ring, injected progestins, subdermal implants that release progestins and emergency contraception.
In the whole world five out of ten women make use of oral contraceptives (commonly called “the pill”) during their lifetime. The pill is the most popular form of reversible contraception (can be discontinued to restore fertility). Pills are considered to be the safe form of birth control and provides several additional health benefits like
1) It reduces bone loss associated with aging.
2) It manages acne.
3) It reduces the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancer.
4) It regulates the menstrual cycle.
5) It relieves perimenopausal.
For the prevention of pregnancy there are various poills and oral or sub dermal contraceptive are available in the market. And all these medicines pills and oral or sub dermal contraceptive are approved by Food and Drug Administration. Among all the pills and oral or sub dermal contraceptive Mirena IUD is one of them. It is considered to be the best oral or sub dermal contraceptive to control pregnancy.
Mirena IUD is a plastic device that contain female hormone levonorgestrel. This plastic device causes change in cervical mucus and uterine lining and further makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus. Which is further very harder to fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. This is a device that is placed in the uterus and start its work by releasing the hormone to prevent pregnancy for maximum period of five years. Mirena IUD is meant for the use of women only. Mirena IUD is also used in women who have heavy menstrual bleeding and choose to use an intrauterine form of birth control.
Before making any use of Mirena IUD you should know full information about the medicine.
1) Mirena IUD should not be used by women who are allergic to it or to its ingredient.
2) This medication should be used cautiously in patients suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
3) Plan B should be used cautiously in patients having Coagulopathy and the ones receiving anticoagulants.
4) Women using Mirena should get their Blood test done regularly.
5) Mirena is not meant to be used in children as safety of the product has not been established in them.
6) It should be used cautiously in elderly women as it may have more severe side effects in them.
Please note that women already using an Intrauterine device should not use another IUD unless the previous one has been removed. Mirena IUD should be used as prescribed by doctor or health care professional. The instructions should be properly read and understood before inserting the device. Mirena should be inserted under aseptic conditions by health care professional familiar with the procedure. You should not use Mirena IUD medicine if you are pregnant and breastfeeding mother without doctor recommendation.