Emily is a Levonorgestrel releasing Intrauterine System indicated for Intrauterine contraception for up to 5 years and for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.
This information does not include all details needed to use Emily safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Emily. Emily (Levonorgestrel releasing Intrauterine System) Approval date (India): 2011 -Full Prescribing Information
Emily is a sterile, Levonorgestrel releasing Intrauterine System indicated for:
One sterile Intrauterine System consisting of M-shaped polyethylene frame with a steroid reservoir containing 52 mg Levonorgestrel held within an inserter tube.
The most common adverse reactions reported in clinical trials with a similar device (> 10%users) are uterine/vaginal bleeding alterations (51.9%), amenorrhea (23.9%), intermenstrual bleeding and spotting (23.4%), abdominal/pelvic pain (12.8%) and ovarian cysts (12%).
Drugs or herbal products that induce certain enzymes, such as CYP3A4 may decrease the serum concentration of progestins.
Common Side Effects
The status of Indian women has been subjected to many great changes over the past few decades. From equal status with men in ancient times, to equal rights in modern era, history of Indian Women has been really eventful. Today, Women have held high offices in India including President, Prime Minister, to jobs like flying an Aircraft to Business Management and Teaching etc.
But the fate of Indian Women still remains the same when it comes to Healthcare Sector. Despite, several advancements in Healthcare Sector, due to societal cum medical reasons, women are left with no choice but to lose their Womanhood to the hands of Hysterectomy.
Medical reasons for Hysterectomy (Removal of Uterus) vary. Major reason for Hysterectomy is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, referred in medical terms as Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. Almost 40-50% of women in the age group of 40-45 suffer from the problem of heavy bleeding, accompanied with pain and discomfort. This condition is called Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. While most of these cases can be treated by using Medical options, their ineffectiveness in some cases makes the doctors advise Hysterectomy.
In some parts of our country, post completion of the family, uterus is viewed as an unwanted organ. Women approach doctors for uterus removal. While this practice is unwarranted, uterus removal has many complications like increased risk of osteoporosis and heart diseases.
While more and more of Women, post family completion, are opting to remove the uterus to get rid of this indication, Doctors across the Globe have been advocating against the removal of uterus.As per recent data available, every year 40 Lac Indian women undergo Hysterectomy and lose their uterus. While a number of options are available to prevent Hysterectomy, Indian women have been deprived of the same.
“Save the Uterus”, is an initiative by HLL Lifecare Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise) to educate Indian women about complications involved post Hysterectomy and benefits of preserving their womanhood.
Here are few Frequently Asked Questions, by women who suffer from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding;