Two medications were unable to stop bleeding caused by contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUD) within the first 90 days of placement. Contraceptive IUDs such as Bayer Pharmaceutical’s Mirena have become more popular, but come with possibly severe side effects.
Many patients have reported experiencing bleeding or spotting after inserting the IUD device, but neither tranexamic acid nor mefenamic acid were able to stop bleeding in the trial. In addition to bleeding, Mirena side effects include infection and vaginal hemorrhaging.
Bayer could face many Mirena IUD lawsuits from patients who allege the contraceptive caused severe complications. Mirena has also been linked to ectopic pregnancy, a fatal condition in which the fetus develops outside of the uterus.