Women's health

Heavy periods

(Menorrhagia)

  • Also known as
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

All Medications for Heavy periods

  • Mirena
    (levonorgestrel)
    Prescription only

    Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years and is the only IUD that can help manage very heavy mensrual periods, but may feel uncomfortable for some women.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Prometrium
    (Progesterone)
    Prescription only

    Prometrium (Progesterone) regulates menstrual cycles, treats heavy bleeding, and prevents thickening of the uterus.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Injection

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