NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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7 Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary-tract disorders

7.5 Drugs in other gynaecological conditions

7.5.1 Intra-uterine progestogen-only devices

Preferred list
LEVONORGESTREL (MIRENA) (intra-uterine system)

Prescribing Notes:

Mirena is the preferred levonorgestrel intra-uterine system for prevention of endometrial hyperplasia during oestrogen replacement therapy.

Prescribe by brand name. Intra-uterine device which releases levonorgestrel. It is licensed for use up to 4 years for this indication, please also see Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) guidance. 

For other indications, see section

BNF Link: https://www.medicinescomplete.com/#/content/bnf/_944861997?hspl=mirena#DMD3493211000001100