Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like.
Yes. Yes. This device prevent egg implantation in the uterus and thus prevents pregnancy.
Yes. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%).

Related Questions

My mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD expires in 1 year. At what point should I use back up birth control? What happens if I don't have it removed/replaced?

You decide. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a medicated iud usually left up to 5yrs , manufacturer advice is to remove it to prevent complications , and loss of effective ness , ask your doctor which is better for you , a new iud or contraceptives , then you decide. Read more...

Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?

Excellent. It's an excellent method for birth control. It can be inserted any time. Some providers prefer you to be on your period for the insertion, but you really don't have to be. Read more...

Loss of clarity and alertness. Always feel spacey/zoned out. Always irritable. On mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, could birth control be the culprit?

Highly doubt it. The tiny bit of systemic progestin from the Mirena (levonorgestrel) should hardly even be noticeable, but i guess stranger things have happened. Talk with your doc if you feel the Mirena (levonorgestrel) needs troubleshooting. Read more...

What are the contraindications for taking oral birth control (for acne) while having the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD (for more effective birth control)?

No problem. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) and birth control pill act in different ways that do not conflict with each other. While taking both seems overkill in terms of birth control, the most likely "side effect" will be no periods at all. Read more...
Do not know... There are likely no studies to depend on when addressing your question. Although Mirena (levonorgestrel) releases very little hormone, it's contribution plus pills could in theory increase the risk for blood clots. Read more...