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IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests

Posted 9 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 – Women with heavy menstrual bleeding may find some relief using an intrauterine device, or IUD, containing the hormone levonorgestrel, according to new research. British researchers found that the treated IUD was more effective at reducing the effects of heavy menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia) on quality of life compared to other treatments. Normally used for contraception, the intrauterine system is sold under the brand name Mirena. "If women suffer with heavy periods and do not want to get pregnant – as the levonorgestrel intrauterine system is a contraceptive – then having the levonorgestrel intrauterine system is a very good first-line treatment option that does not require taking regular, daily oral medications," said the study's lead author, Dr. Janesh Gupta, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham ... Read more

Related support groups: Plan B, Mirena, Levonorgestrel, Lysteda, Menorrhagia, Tranexamic Acid, Mefenamic Acid, Cyklokapron, Norplant System, Ponstel

The 'Pill' Offers Benefits Beyond Birth Control

Posted 22 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 22 – Along with preventing pregnancy, hormonal contraceptives also treat menstruation-related disorders such as severe menstrual pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, according to a new Practice Bulletin issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The bulletin also said that combined contraceptives containing both estrogen and progesterone reduce the risk of endometrial, ovarian and colorectal cancer. Other potential benefits include prevention of menstrual migraines, treatment of pelvic pain caused by endometriosis and treatment of bleeding because of uterine fibroids. "We've known for many years that hormonal contraceptives have health advantages beyond preventing pregnancy," Dr. Robert L. Reid, who led the development of the bulletin, said in a news release from the organization. "These recommendations examine the scientific data supporting the ... Read more

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Xanodyne Announces FDA Approval of Lysteda (Tranexamic Acid) for Treatment of Women with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

NEWPORT, Ky., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ – Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with both development and commercial capabilities focused on women's healthcare and pain management, announced today that Lysteda (tranexamic acid) oral tablets has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for treatment of women suffering from cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), also known as menorrhagia. Lysteda was approved following a Priority Review by FDA and is a first-in-class non-hormonal, oral therapeutic agent indicated specifically for this condition. "We are very pleased with the U.S. approval of Lysteda, which represents an important new non-hormonal treatment option for women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding," said Dr. Gary A. Shangold, Chief Medical Officer, Xanodyne. "Lysteda is a significant addition to Xanodyne's emerging ... Read more

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FDA Approves Additional Use for IUD Mirena to Treat Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in IUD Users

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 1, 2009--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use intrauterine contraception as their method of pregnancy prevention. This is the first intrauterine device approved by the FDA for this additional indication. Mirena was approved as a contraceptive by the FDA in 2000. It is a small, flexible hormone-releasing device inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The device should be inserted by a trained health care professional. "Women who suffer heavy, prolonged menstrual periods find the condition unpleasant, disabling, and frightening," said Kathleen Uhl, M.D., director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health. "Bleeding can be so heavy that women must miss work, school, or social activities." “In the primary clinical trial, women using Mirena showed a stati ... Read more

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