ParaGard Side Effects
Generic Name: copper
Please note - some side effects for ParaGard may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
ParaGard Side Effects - for the Professional
Applies to: intrauterine intrauterine device
|Intrauterine pregnancy||Pelvic infection|
Table 2 shows discontinuation rates from two clinical studies by adverse event and year.
|Other Medical Event||2.5||2.1||1.6||1.7||0.1||0.3||1.0||0.4||0.7||0.3|
|No. of Women at Start of Year||4932||3149||2018||1121||872||621||563||483||423||325|
*Rates were calculated by weighting the annual rates by the number of subjects starting each year for each of the Population Council (3,536 subjects) and the World Health Organization (1,396 subjects) trials.
The following adverse events have also been observed. These are listed alphabetically and not by order of frequency or severity.
|Anemia||Menstrual flow, prolonged|
|Dysmenorrhea||Pain and cramping|
|Dyspereunia||Urticarial allergic skin reaction|
|Expulsion, complete or partial||Vaginitis|
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