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General Information on Using Skyla

Some considerations to keep in mind while using Skyla include the following:
 
  • This product comes as a small plastic device that is placed into your uterus by a trained healthcare provider. The device is usually inserted within seven days after your period starts, immediately after a first-trimester abortion or miscarriage, or at least six weeks after giving birth.  
 
  • Your healthcare provider will use a slim plastic tube to place Skyla into your uterus. Once Skyla is in place, the plastic tube will be removed. It only takes a few minutes for Skyla to be inserted.
 
  • You may experience some dizziness, pain, or bleeding during or right after placement. If your symptoms do not improve within 30 minutes, let your healthcare provider know. Skyla may not be placed properly.
 
  • Your healthcare provider may recommend you take a pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®), before the device is placed.
 
  • It is a good idea to check the placement of Skyla once a month. You can do this by washing your hands with soap and water and feeling for the threads at the top of your vagina. If you do not feel the threads, or feel more than the threads, let your healthcare provider know right away. Skyla may not be properly placed, and may not prevent pregnancy.
 
  • Do not pull on the Skyla threads. Doing so could displace the device, and prevent it from working properly to prevent pregnancy.
 
  • It is okay to use tampons during Skyla treatment. Tampons will not affect the device.
 
  • Although Skyla may be left in place for up to three years, your healthcare provider can remove it at any time. If you wish to continue using this medication after three years, your healthcare provider will need to remove your current device and replace it with a new one. 
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. If Skyla is not inserted properly, or becomes displaced, it may not prevent pregnancy.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Skyla, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
 
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