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Official FDA Reports229,779
Social Media Events14,839
Total Posts50,553
Avg. Review Score3.38/ 5
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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.

Levonorgestrel Side Effects

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Alarm Reports % of

* 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 Levonorgestrel


... I was tired of taking birth control. I had to be on my period to have it put, I deffinitly did not like. When they put it in it wasn't to painful , but I had alot of pain afterwards. About 2days I was ...

Source: Mirena-IUC-Birth-Control-review-d0c49

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painful sex, uterus pain, painful periods, higher chance of miscarriage no pills everyday pros> Mirena took my life away I had the Mirena IUC inserted 1 year after having my son be...

Source: Mirena-IUC-Birth-Control-review-d0c49

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... out with acne. I would have rather been dead then to feel the pain I felt, I was sooo depressed. I called my doctor up again and made another appt. Went in the doctors office crying and begging him to...

Source: Mirena-IUC-Birth-Control-review-d0c49

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Acne

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Posted By Lisa on August 12, 2019 @ 9:07 am

My regular acne cleared up only to reveal how bad of hormonal acne I get with this pill. It's painful and awful. Goes away and heals right as the period ends. Happens every month despite it being a 3 month pill cycle.. Rated 4 stars because the pain from my cramps was my biggest issue and now I'm only in pain I can numb with the max dose ibuprofen instead of awful knife-twisting fetal-position crying type cramps.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Intervertebral disc degeneration

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Posted By Amy on June 23, 2018 @ 11:40 am

I’m a 41 year old personal trainer and I have just been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I had a mirena in for 6 years, I think this has caused my spine problems.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Kyra in fdb.rxlist.com on October 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Viorele has been the best birth control for me! I was on Ortho-Cyclen successfully for 2 years, when suddenly I started having horrible mood swings and crying spells. So my doctor switched me to Viore...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Mood swings, Anger, Acne, Loss of libido

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... up to 2-3 months to adjust to any kind of birth control BUT ever since I started viorele I have gotten a yeast infection, acne (large cysts on face and back), mood swings/anger, nausea also no sex dri...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Paraesthesia, Dizziness, Hypoaesthesia, Palpitations, Anxiety, Panic attack

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations, lightheadedness, dizziness, numbness and tingling of hands and feet. Had it removed 6 days ago, waiting to be myself again. I wud never r...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Scar, Menstruation irregular

Posted By April in fdb.rxlist.com on September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I was an easy procedure to have it removed when it was time. I did experience irregular cycles and lots of spotting, but otherwise I had no ill side effects and two tiny scars about 1/4" on the insid...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Mood altered, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... almost non-existent, and I also have had spotting. I'm finally changing pills after a year, because I can't take it anymore. I would warn against this pill as I have not been sensitive to any of the o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Depression, Pain, Anger, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Anger, depression, anxiety Obviously I have only been using this for three days but in those three days I have been so angry it's not funny on top of that even more anxious an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings, Alopecia, Abdominal distension, Acne, Disability, Libido decreased, Muscle spasms, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... (im now 28), weight gain especially around my abdomen to the point where i looked pregnant, hair loss (clumps coming out anytime i touched my head), extremely oil skin, mood swings, loss of libido, al...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Pain, Mood swings, Haemorrhage, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... from them, I was in horrible pain for 4 days after insertion to the point my husband wanted to pull it out himself, my moods have been so on and off and today I had the worst headache I ever had I tho...

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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.