Kyleena is a hormone-releasing IUD
that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years.

What is an IUD?

right image An IUD (short for intrauterine device) is a small, T-shaped device that is made of soft, flexible plastic and is smaller than you think. Insertion of an IUD by your healthcare provider is a nonsurgical procedure, and it typically takes just a few minutes to place it in your uterus. Once in place, it can provide up to 5 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. IUDs are reversible, and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time, so you can try to get pregnant right away.

With Kyleena, you get:

  • Birth control that’s over 99% effective for each year of use 98.5% effective over 5 years

  • The smallest 5-year IUD

  • Continuous low dose of hormones

  • Up to 5 years of nonstop pregnancy prevention

  • Birth control that can be used whether or not you’ve had a baby

  • No daily pills to think about taking

  • No monthly refills or trips to the pharmacy

You should make sure Kyleena is in place with a monthly thread check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.

Kyleena is FDA-approved and is available by prescription only.

Where does Kyleena go?

Kyleena is placed in your uterus by your healthcare provider. Placement involves a nonsurgical procedure that takes just a few minutes. In 4 to 6 weeks, you should return to your healthcare provider for a follow-up visit.

Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort, dizziness, or spotting during and after placement. These symptoms should go away shortly. If they don't, contact your healthcare provider.

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Kyleena is thought to work in several ways, which include:

  • Thinning the lining of the uterus
  • Thickening cervical mucus
  • Inhibiting sperm movement and reducing sperm survival

Highly effective but low in hormones

Kyleena works by giving you a continuous low dose of progestin—a hormone that acts primarily in the uterus. And Kyleena is estrogen-free.

Because Kyleena is in your uterus, not your vagina:

  • You shouldn’t be able to feel it
  • Neither you nor your partner should be able to feel it during sex. If you do or if you and your partner feel pain during sex, talk to your healthcare provider

If I can’t feel it, how do I know it’s working?

Kyleena is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for each year of use and 98.5% effective over 5 years. This was proven in a study of more than 1,400 women between the ages of 18 and 35. Some of these women already had children before the study, some did not. They also had a range of body weight—from 84 pounds to 381 pounds.

Some common side effects include:

  • Pain, bleeding, or dizziness during and after placement. If these symptoms do not stop 30 minutes after placement, Kyleena may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare provider will examine you to see if Kyleena needs to be removed or replaced.

  • Expulsion. Kyleena may come out by itself. This is called expulsion. Expulsion occurs in about 4 out of 100 women. You may become pregnant if Kyleena comes out. If you think that Kyleena has come out, use a back-up birth control method like condoms and spermicide, and call your healthcare provider.

  • Cysts on the ovary. About 22 out of 100 women using Kyleena develop a cyst on the ovary. These cysts usually disappear on their own in two to three months. However, cysts can cause pain and sometimes need surgery.

If you experience any of these side effects or want more information, talk to your healthcare provider.

Some serious risk considerations about Kyleena

  • Although pregnancy while using Kyleena is uncommon (less than 1 in 100), it can be serious. If you think you may be pregnant, call your healthcare provider right away as it could be an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that is not in the uterus). Unusual vaginal bleeding or stomach pain may be a sign of this condition, which can be life threatening, may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility, and can cause internal bleeding. There can also be similar complications if a pregnancy occurs inside the uterus with an IUD in place, and it is important to talk with your healthcare provider to understand your options and risks in this situation. Severe infection, premature delivery, and even death can occur with pregnancies that continue with an IUD.


Kyleena® is one of the most effective methods of birth control. It’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for each year of use, and 98.6% effective over 5 years.

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  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Click here to learn more about safety considerations with Kyleena.

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IUDs are reversible. They can be removed by a healthcare provider at any time, and you can try to get pregnant right away.


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


  • 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 provider (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.