Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System 19.5 mg
For birth control.
A negative pregnancy test may be needed before receiving this medicine.
A second form of birth control may be needed for the first week after the rod is placed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the need for back-up birth control.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
The IUD should be removed after 5 years. After removal, a new IUD can be inserted if treatment is to be continued.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Ask your doctor to show you how to perform a self breast examination. You should check your breasts once a month and report any changes to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about getting a complete physical exam every year while on this medicine.
Check regularly to make sure the IUD is in the proper place. Contact your doctor right away if the IUD comes out or if you can not feel the threads.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- breast pain or swelling
- cramping of the uterus or bleeding from the vagina
- vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods
- weight gain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe abdominal or pelvic pain
- breast lumps
- depression or feeling sad
- fever or chills
- severe or persistent headache
- mood changes
- pain during sexual intercourse
- dark urine
- vaginal itching or discharge
- severe or persistent vomiting
- yellowing of the eyes
- yellowing of the skin
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.https://preview.meducation.com/V2.0/fdbpem/4300
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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