levonorgestrel-releasing 5 year system - intrauterine, Mirena

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PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication device, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to levonorgestrel, or to any other progestins (such as norethindrone, desogestrel); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: recent pregnancy, current breastfeeding, bleeding/blood disorders, high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), depression, diabetes, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), liver disease (including tumors), previous pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy), stroke, unexplained vaginal bleeding, uterus problems (such as fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease-PID), conditions that weaken the immune system/increase the risk of infection (such as HIV, leukemia, IV drug abuse).If you or partner have other sexual partners, this device may not be the best birth control method for you. If you or your partner get a sexually transmitted disease (including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia), contact your doctor immediately. Ask your doctor if you should continue to use this device for birth control.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).This device should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.Levonorgestrel passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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