What is Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Paragard

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Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive is the generic for Paragard, which is a form of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Heavy periods 1
Menstrual cramps 1
Menstrual spotting 1
Uncomfortable 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Why patients stopped taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Duration

Currently taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive

Aug 1, 2013 (Started Jul 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cramps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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Jun 23, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Pain during intercourse but otherwise a great 10 year plan to prevent pregnancy.

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