Depressed mood/depression, nervousness and decreased libido are the listed psychiatric disorders that are known to affect between 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 of Mirena Coil users and therefore classified as common side effects. However, side effects are more common during the first months after the insertion, and tend to subside during prolonged use.
Upon removal of the Mirena coil, the estimated time taken for the active ingredient to completely eliminate from the body varies depending on individual users. According to evidence based data, the half-life can vary from 9 hours to 80 hours following removal. This means it can take up to 17 days following its removal for the entire active ingredient to be cleared from the system and any associated side effects to disappear.
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