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A 22-year-old female asked:

Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The herbal supplements for anxiety are no more or less safe with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD than without and do not effect the effectiveness of the IUD. Just as with all medicines, herbs do have risks and side-effects.

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Last updated Aug 1, 2018

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