Mirena Healthcare Professional Information

Millions of women across the world are using Mirena,
a long-acting reversible contraceptive that is highly effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies.

Mirena has been in use for many years during which time it has been shown to have a good safety profile even after long-term use1.

Mirena consists of a small, levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system that provides contraceptive protection for up to 5 years. The contraception is also reversible, and once Mirena is removed, a woman can very quickly return to the level of fertility she had before Mirena was inserted.

There are several indications for Mirena. In addition to its use as a contraceptive, Mirena is approved for the treatment of idiopathic menorraghia (heavy menstrual bleeding or HMB). It is also approved for use in conjunction with estrogen replacement therapy in order to provide protection from endometrial hyperplasia.

This website has comprehensive information for healthcare professionals on the indications for Mirena and how to fit and remove Mirena. There are resources to help you counsel patients on a wide range of issues related to Mirena use.