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The use of Mirena is contraindicated when one or more of the following conditions exist:
- Pregnancy or suspicion of pregnancy
- Congenital or acquired uterine anomaly including fibroids if they distort the uterine cavity
- Acute pelvic inflammatory disease or a history of pelvic inflammatory disease unless there has been a subsequent intrauterine pregnancy
- Postpartum endometritis or infected abortion in the past 3 months
- Known or suspected uterine or cervical neoplasia or unresolved, abnormal Pap smear
- Genital bleeding of unknown etiology
- Untreated acute cervicitis or vaginitis, including bacterial vaginosis or other lower genital tract infections until infection is controlled
- Acute liver disease or liver tumor (benign or malignant)
- Conditions associated with increased susceptibility to pelvic infections
- A previously inserted IUD that has not been removed
- Hypersensitivity to any component of this product
- Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/16/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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