Kyleena can be removed by your healthcare professional at any time
There are several reasons why you may choose to remove Kyleena®. Here, you'll find information about getting pregnant after using Kyleena and continuing to prevent pregnancy after Kyleena is removed.
Reasons to remove Kyleena
I need a new one
Kyleena can remain in the uterus for up to 5 years. If you choose to continue using Kyleena, you’ll make an appointment with your healthcare professional to remove Kyleena and place a new one. Your new IUD can be placed immediately after the removal of the old one.
I want to get pregnant
If you are removing Kyleena because you want to get pregnant, you can start trying as soon as Kyleena is removed. Your healthcare professional can remove Kyleena at any time. You may become pregnant as soon as Kyleena is removed. About 7 out of 10 women who want to become pregnant will become pregnant sometime in the first year after Kyleena is removed.
I no longer want to use Kyleena
Kyleena is intended for use up to 5 years, but you can stop using Kyleena at any time by asking your healthcare professional to remove it. You could become pregnant as soon as Kyleena is removed, so you should use another method of birth control if you do not want to become pregnant. Talk to your healthcare professional about the best birth control methods for you, because your new method may need to be started 7 days before Kyleena is removed to prevent pregnancy.
What to expect during the removal process
If you've made the decision with your healthcare professional to remove Kyleena for any of the reasons above, they can do so during a routine office visit. Removing Kyleena does not require surgery, but you may experience some pain, bleeding, or dizziness, or have vasovagal reactions (feeling faint/passing out, or seizure in patients with epilepsy). Talk with your healthcare professional if you have other questions about the removal process.
INDICATION FOR KYLEENA
Kyleena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- If you have an untreated genital 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, excessive bleeding after placement or if Kyleena comes out, tell your healthcare professional (HCP). If Kyleena comes out, call your HCP and avoid intercourse or use non-hormonal back-up birth control (such as condoms or spermicide). Kyleena may go into 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 STIs.
Only you and your HCP 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.