Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Ceisteanna (816)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

816. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the recommended replacement period of a mirena coil; if it can work effectively beyond this period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8474/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department has consulted on this matter with the Health Products Regulatory Authority, who have responsibility for the regulation of medicinal products and medical devices in Ireland.

Mirena intrauterine delivery system is authorised in Ireland for medical indications including contraception. The product should only be inserted by physicians or health care professionals who are experienced with the technique and/or have undergone training. The system should be removed after 5 years. If the user wishes to continue using the same method, a new system can be inserted at the same time.

The authorised product information containing information on the safe and appropriate use of this medicine is published on the HPRA website. For ease of reference please see link to this information https://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medicines/medicines-information/find-a-medicine/results/item?pano=PA1410/008/001&t=Mirena%2052%20mg%20Intrauterine%20Delivery%20System