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Important Safety Information

If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain
cancers, don’t use Skyla.
Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic
infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Skyla comes out, tell your healthcare
provider (HCP)... continue reading below

What to Expect

We’ve got some helpful information for you about what to expect at your Skyla placement appointment and changes to your period that may occur after placement. You can also find out more about Skyla and insurance coverage.

What to expect at your placement appointment

Having Skyla placed takes just a few minutes. Getting Skyla is nonsurgical and is done by your OB/GYN during a routine office visit. Other qualified healthcare providers, such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, may also be able to place Skyla.
 
Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort or spotting during or after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don't, contact your OB/GYN. Within 4 to 6 weeks you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that everything is okay.

Before having Skyla placed, tell your OB/GYN
if you:

  • Have had a heart attack
  • Have had a stroke
  • Were born with heart disease or have problems with your heart valves
  • Have problems with blood clotting or take medicine to reduce clotting
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Recently had a baby or if you are breastfeeding
  • Have severe migraine headaches

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Changes to your period

With Skyla, your periods are likely to change.

During the first 3 to 6 months:

  • Bleeding and spotting days may increase
  • Your period may be irregular
  • Your period may be heavier than usual

After your body adjusts to Skyla:

  • Your periods are likely to become shorter and lighter. Skyla contains a small amount of a hormone that lessens the monthly thickening of your uterine lining, and this thinning of the lining means that bleeding is reduced
  • Over time, your periods are likely to become shorter and lighter, or may stop. About 6% of women stop having periods after 1 year of Skyla use

After Skyla is removed, your periods will return

What else should I know?

  • About 6% of women stop having periods after 1 year of Skyla use. If you do not have a period for 6 weeks during Skyla use, call your OB/GYN
  • Use this Period Tracker
    to chart your period as you
    adjust to Skyla, and share
    it with your OB/GYN.

After Placement

You should call your OB/GYN if you have any concerns about Skyla. Otherwise, you should return to your OB/GYN for a follow-up visit within 4 to 6 weeks to make sure that Skyla is in the right position.

What if I want birth control for more than 3 years?

Skyla must be removed after 3 years, but if you decide that you need continued pregnancy protection then your OB/GYN can place a new Skyla during the same office visit. It's that easy!

What if my plans change?

Skyla is completely reversible. If you change your mind, your OB/GYN can remove Skyla and you can try to become pregnant right away. There's no waiting period.

Be sure to call your OB/GYN if you:

  • Think you are pregnant
  • Have pelvic pain or pain during sex
  • Have unusual vaginal discharge or genital sores
  • Have unexplained fever, flu-like symptoms or chills
  • Might be exposed to sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Cannot feel Skyla's threads
  • Develop very severe or migraine headaches
  • Have yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. These may be signs of liver problems
  • Have had a stroke or heart attack
  • Become HIV positive, or your partner does
  • Have severe vaginal bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time
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Skyla Indication

Skyla® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 3 years.

Skyla Important Safety Information
  • If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don't use Skyla. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Skyla comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If Skyla comes out, use back-up birth control.
  • Skyla may attach to or go through the uterus (perforation) and cause other problems. The risk of perforation is increased if Skyla is inserted while you are breastfeeding. Talk to your HCP.
  • Pregnancy while using Skyla is uncommon but can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
  • Ovarian cysts may occur but usually disappear.
  • Bleeding and spotting may increase in the first 3 to 6 months and remain irregular. Periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop.

Skyla does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Only you and your HCP can decide if Skyla is right for you. Skyla is available by prescription only.

For important risk and use information about Skyla, please see the Full Prescribing Information.

Mirena Indications & Usage

Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child.

Mirena Important Safety Information
  • If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don't use Mirena. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If Mirena comes out, use back-up birth control.
  • Mirena may attach to or go through the uterus (perforation) and cause other problems. The risk of perforation is increased if Mirena is inserted while you are breastfeeding. Talk to your HCP.
  • Pregnancy while using Mirena is uncommon but can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
  • Ovarian cysts may occur but usually disappear.
  • Bleeding and spotting may increase in the first 3 to 6 months and remain irregular. Periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop.
    • Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs.

      Only you and your HCP can decide if Mirena is right for you. Mirena is available by prescription only.

      For important risk and use information about Mirena, please see the Full Prescribing Information.

Kyleena Indication

KyleenaTM (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years.

Kyleena Important Safety Information
  • If you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers, don’t use Kyleena. Less than 1% of users get a serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Kyleena comes out, tell your doctor. If Kyleena comes out, use back-up birth control. Kyleena may attach to or go through the uterus and cause other problems.
  • Pregnancy while using Kyleena is uncommon but can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
  • Ovarian cysts may occur but usually disappear.
  • Bleeding and spotting may increase in the first 3 to 6 months and remain irregular. Periods over time usually become shorter, lighter, or may stop.

Kyleena does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Only you and your healthcare provider can decide if Kyleena is right for you. Kyleena is available by prescription only.

For important risk and use information about Kyleena, please see Full Prescribing Information.