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Mirena IUD Complications: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Commonly asked questions about idiopathic intracranial hypertension:

What is Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition in which the pressure inside the skull is increased. The brain is affected in a way that the condition appears to be, but is not, a tumor.

Many times, the symptoms of IIH are similar to that of a brain tumor; however, no tumor is actually present. As the condition worsens, optic nerve swelling can occur and vision loss can follow.

The condition is most common in women, especially in young obese women, 20 to 40 years old.

There are some medications that can reduce the pressure, however, sometimes surgery is necessary. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is commonly referred to as pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension.

What Are Symptoms of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicines, IIH symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Headache
  • Blurred or dimmed vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Vertigo
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Nausea
  • Vision loss

Symptoms may get worse during physical activity, especially when the stomach muscles are tightened.

What Causes Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

There are no known causes of IIH. However, certain medicines can increase the risk of this condition, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. These medicines include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Cyclosporine
  • Isotretinoin
  • Minocycline
  • Nalidixic acid
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Phenytoin
  • Steroids (starting or stopping them)
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Tamoxifen
  • Tetracycline
  • Vitamin A

Can Mirena IUD Cause Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

Recent studies have suggested there may be a link between the Mirena IUD and IIH in some women. It is believed that the hormone released by the implant, levonorgestrel, may be the cause of the condition.

Currently, there is no information on the Mirena label warning of this condition.

What Factors Are Linked to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the following factors have been linked to IIH:

  • Addison disease
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Cushing disease
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Obesity
  • Onset of menstruation
  • Pregnancy

Can I File a Mirena IUD Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Lawsuit?

Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the Mirena IUD implant.

Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement.

We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

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How Do I Start A Mirena IUD Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Claim?

Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your IIH lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Mirena IUD idiopathic intracranial hypertension lawsuit claims.

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