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Skyla Warnings and Precautions

Women who have pelvic inflammatory disease or breast cancer may not be able to safely use Skyla. Also, women who have blood clotting problems, heart disease, or uterine fibroids should pay special attention to the warnings and precautions with Skyla. In some cases, this intrauterine device may increase your risk for developing ovarian cysts, infections, or other potentially serious complications.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Skyla™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) if you have:
 
  • Ever had or currently have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or other serious pelvic infections
  • Multiple sexual partners or if your partner has multiple sexual partners
  • A weakened immune system due to leukemia, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), IV drug use, or any other cause
  • Cancer of the uterus or cervix
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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