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Mirena IUD complication reports, lawsuits increase

Women using the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control and/or to curb heavy menstrual bleeding should be aware that the devices have been linked to serious injuries. Not only has the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seen an increase in complaints related to the devices, recent court records show the number of lawsuits alleging injuries due to perforation have risen 17 percent, according to DrugNews, a resource center. DrugNews gives people who use popular prescription drugs or medical devices access to the latest safety alerts, recalls, studies, and legal news. The site recently added a study from the Society ... Read More

Serious injuries associated with Mirena IUD

Women who are using the intrauterine device Mirena should be aware that the IUD could spontaneously migrate after it is inserted, and may cause serious injury, The Safety Report warns. The Mirena IUD is a birth control device that is also used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It is a small, T-shaped device made of flexible plastic that is inserted into the uterine cavity by a trained health care provider. The IUD releases the hormone levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy. Since the Mirena IUD was approved in 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports of adverse events ... Read More