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Copper

Popular Brands: : Paragard T 380a, Paragard T380a, Cu-7, Cuprum Metallicum, Copper
Official FDA Reports8,312
Social Media Events120
Total Posts2,405
Avg. Review Score3.62/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Copper
Manufacturers
  • Gd Searle Llc
  • Homeolab Usa Inc.
  • Natural Health Supply
  • Teva Women's Health, Inc.
  • Teva Womens Health Inc
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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Copper Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Copper

Pain

"I'm 23 and have never had children. I got my Paraguard IUD a year ago. The insertion hurt a lot less than I thought it was going to and was more uncomfortable than anything. I had mild cramping and s...


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Fatigue

... Birth Control Options -I've previously used Microgestin, Ortho Cyclen, and the implant Nexplanon. They all made me cranky, hungry all the time, and generally fatigued and lethargic. (Basically I felt ...


Source: ParaGard Copper IUD Birth Control Feat...

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Lethargy

... Birth Control Options -I've previously used Microgestin, Ortho Cyclen, and the implant Nexplanon. They all made me cranky, hungry all the time, and generally fatigued and lethargic . (Basically I felt ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Trusting in God in fdb.rxlist.com on December 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I am 66 years old, diagnosed with SLE, Lupus, a connective tissue disorder many years ago. When almost on my deathbed, at age 45, from Lupus, I have remained in 'remission'21 years asymptomatic. I h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Hunger, Lethargy, Irritability, Tenderness, Menstrual discomfort

Posted By megva in viewpoints.com on October 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Birth Control Options -I've previously used Microgestin, Ortho Cyclen, and the implant Nexplanon. They all made me cranky, hungry all the time, and generally fatigued and lethargic. (Basically I felt ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Muscle spasms

Posted By Oakleydoakely in viewpoints.com on May 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... rouse condoms. I didn't like the feel of the plastic strings, and cleaning out in there after sex was not so great. After two weeks I suddenly started feeling very sharp, intense pains that would come...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight abnormal

Posted By copper: After reading pros and... in drugs.com on April 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... that my periods - have had two now - have been just about normal (maybe a bit heavier but nothing like described). I have had some cramping but nothing major. I have not gained weight. If anything I'm...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Female sterilisation, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... 2-3 weeks during 2 months also. It got better and my body adjusted. My periods lasted up to 8 days each time for 8years. This past Feb, I had it removed and had the tubal ligation. Now my periods last...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I've been on Paragard for 2 years and I have to say that it's great. At first it was tough because I have a low pain tolerance and insertion was hard for me. The cramping was extreme but I can honestl...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Pain, Vaginal discharge, Muscle spasms, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... short, and anything but sweet. I had it put in on Wednesday, I'm having it removed Monday. Having it put in was painful, the cramps following insertion have been awful, and the dizziness is insane. I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MS Lynn in fdb.rxlist.com on February 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I am 77 years old, in great health except for my back. I have osteoarthritis, stenosis and scoliosis. I have tried medications, acupuncture and shots from a pain doctor. Nothing worked until I discove...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Promisesofyou in viewpoints.com on November 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Loved it, my body didn't. I was so happy to try a highly effective bc that was hormone free. I had tried the patch and two forms of the pill before the paragard. Luckily it was covered with...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain, Abdominal distension, Vaginal haemorrhage, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have had a Paragard IUD for 3 years and have had constant BV and odor. I have been treated several times with oral antibiotics and gels. I have bad cramps during my cycle and heavy periods. I als...


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