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
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 healthcare provider 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.
You may experience pain, bleeding or dizziness during and after placement. If these symptoms do not go away within 30 minutes after placement, call your healthcare provider as Skyla may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare provider will examine you to see if Skyla needs to be removed or replaced. Within 4 to 6 weeks, you should return for a follow-up visit to make sure that Skyla is in the right position. After that Skyla can be checked by your healthcare provider once a year as part of your routine exam.
Skyla is an IUD that releases a low dose of hormones and 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 monthly thread check. Your healthcare provider can show you how
Made of soft, flexible plastic
Reversible and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away
Skyla is FDA-approved and can be used whether or not you have given birth to a child. It is available by prescription only.
How does Skyla work?
Skyla releases 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 may work in several
ways including thickening
cervical mucus, inhibiting sperm movement,
reducing sperm survival, and thinning the
lining of your uterus. It is not
known exactly how 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. Sometimes your partner may feel the threads. If this occurs, or if you or your partner experience pain during sex, talk with your healthcare provider.
You should make sure Skyla is in place with a monthly thread check. Your healthcare provider can show you how
How effective is Skyla?
INDICATION FOR SKYLA
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 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 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 HCP can decide if Skyla is right for you. Skyla is available by prescription only.