Understand your options for preventing pregnancy
There are a lot of ways to prevent pregnancy, and it's important to know what your options are. For example, Kyleena is one birth control option that is long acting and can be used for up to 5 years. The chart below provides a quick overview of the various birth control options, including how each method is used and the chances of becoming pregnant. Talk to your doctor to learn more.
What is an IUD?
There are two types of IUDs, or intrauterine devices—hormonal and non-hormonal. Both are small, T-shaped devices that work in your uterus to prevent pregnancy, and can be placed by your healthcare professional during a routine office visit.
You may experience pain, bleeding, or dizziness during and after placement. If your symptoms do not pass within 30 minutes after placement, your IUD may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare professional will examine you to see if your IUD needs to be removed or replaced.
IUDs can be used by women who have and have not given birth. Once in place, an IUD provides continuous, highly effective birth control. And if your plans change, IUDs are reversible. Your healthcare professional can remove your IUD at any time and you can try to get pregnant right away. For women who use Kyleena®, about 7 out of 10 who want to become pregnant will become pregnant sometime in the first year after Kyleena is removed.
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 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 healthcare professional (HCP). 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 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.