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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 PID. If you have persistent pelvic
or stomach pain or
if Skyla comes out, tell your doctor... continue reading below

  • Skyla (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5mg
  • Skyla (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5mg
  • Skyla (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5mg

What is Skyla?

Skyla is a type of intrauterine device, also known as an IUD. But what is that, exactly?


An IUD is a small, t-shaped device that’s placed in your uterus by your OB/GYN during a routine visit.


Getting an IUD is nonsurgical and typically takes just a few minutes. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.


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.


Skyla is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years.


  • No daily pills, monthly refills, or trips to the pharmacy. You should make sure Skyla is in place with a simple monthly check. Your healthcare provider can show you how
  • Made of soft, flexible plastic
  • Completely reversible and can be removed by your OB/GYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away
  • It may be smaller than you think (Actual size: 1.18”)

Skyla is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have had a child. It is available by prescription only.

 

How does Skyla work?

Skyla releases small amounts of a progestin hormone locally into your uterus at a slow and continuous rate. It is estrogen-free and works continuously for up to 3 years.

Skyla thickens your
cervical mucus, inhibits
sperm movement, reduces
sperm survival and thins the
lining of your uterus. These
actions work together to
prevent pregnancy.

Because Skyla is in your uterus, not your vagina:

  • You can still use tampons
  • You shouldn’t be able to feel it
  • You and your partner should not feel it during sex. If this happens, your OB/GYN may be able to help
  • You should make sure Skyla is in place with a simple monthly self-check. Your OB/GYN can show you how

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How effective is Skyla?

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Indication

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

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 PID.
  • If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain or if Skyla comes out, tell your doctor. If Skyla comes out, use back-up birth control. Skyla may attach to or go through the uterus and cause other problems.
  • 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 healthcare provider 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.