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How does the dosing of mirena IUD compare with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)? I'm on beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) for acne help and i'm wondering how mirena will compare.

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Will not help acne

The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD releases a very low level of hormone (a progesterone) inside the uterus.
The hormone does not reach high levels in the blood stream, so should not affect one's face. Also, using just a progesterone isn't expected to help the acne on the face. The birth control pills that help acne are "combination" pills, with both estrogen and progesterone.

In brief: Will not help acne

The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD releases a very low level of hormone (a progesterone) inside the uterus.
The hormone does not reach high levels in the blood stream, so should not affect one's face. Also, using just a progesterone isn't expected to help the acne on the face. The birth control pills that help acne are "combination" pills, with both estrogen and progesterone.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not much

Mirena has Medroxyprogesterone (depo-provera) in it, while Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) has both an estrogen and a progestin.
They both prevent pregnancy, though the estrogen helps with acne more than the progestin.

In brief: Not much

Mirena has Medroxyprogesterone (depo-provera) in it, while Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) has both an estrogen and a progestin.
They both prevent pregnancy, though the estrogen helps with acne more than the progestin.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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