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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and want to take a herbal supplement called maca root to boost energy and help with some side effects of iud. is this a safe mix?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Should be: I am not familiar with this root but see no reason for it to conflict with mirena (levonorgestrel).
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Should Be OK: Maca root contains more than 50µg of iodine, which worsens the side effects of thyroid disease. People with thyroid diseases are warned not to eat maca root. Otherwise, like any supplement, use it as directed & let your doc know that you are using this to ensure no interaction with any other meds. It will not affect your Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud reliability. Take care.

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