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The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
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 7.3.2.3.

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