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Hormone releasing intrauterine system should be used more widely in primary care for menorrhagia, study concludes

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 09 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f100
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

Women with menorrhagia reported more improvement in bleeding and quality of life with the levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system than with other treatments available in primary care, a two year study in England has found.1

Women fitted with the levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system (also known as LNG-IUS or Mirena) were also more likely to stick with treatment, found the study, called the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Levonorgestrel-Containing Intrauterine System in Primary Care against Standard Treatment for Menorrhagia (ECLIPSE) study.

Researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham randomised 571 …

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