- Multiload Copper IUD
Multiload Copper IUD (Copper IUD 375) and/or equivalents
Multiload Copper IUDSource Country: Turkey
Shipped From: Turkey Manufacturer: Bayer Schering
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- This item requires a prescription from your doctor
Description of Multiload Copper IUD
Multiload Copper IUD is an intrauterine device designed to release macrophages inside a woman’s body.
Indications & Dosage of Multiload Copper IUD
Multiload Copper IUD is a T-shaped plastic device wrapped with copper wire. It is inserted into a woman’s uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. The insertion is done through the woman’s vagina without any surgical procedure.
The device works by releasing macrophages inside the woman’s body. Macrophages are specific cells that destroy the male sperm before it reaches the passageway where egg fertilization takes place. In addition to that, Multiload Copper IUD also prevents the fertilized eggs from being implanted in the woman’s uterus.
This is a one-time use device which is inserted into the uterus and left there for a long period of time. You can buy Multiload Copper IUD in two different versions and strengths. The effects of Multiload Copper IUD-375 last for as many as 5 years, while Multiload Copper IUD-250 prevents pregnancy for 3 years. After that, you can get a new device re-inserted into your uterus if you are still not planning to become pregnant. However, if you want to become pregnant before 3 or 5 years, you can get the device removed and become pregnant within that month.
Side Effects & Interactions of Multiload Copper IUD
Initially, women may experience prolonged and painful menstrual periods after the insertion of Multiload Copper IUD. Blood stained discharge or light spotting may also happen in between periods. These symptoms are supposed to get better within a few months of insertion. However, you must inform your doctor immediately if any of these become too troublesome.
Women wearing an IUD have more risks of developing a pelvic infection, especially within the first 20 days of inserting the device. Any untreated infection may also spread to the ovaries and tubes of the woman. Scarring that occurs after healing of the infection may increase risks of an ectopic pregnancy in the future. Women who experience heavy menstrual blood loss after insertion of the device may become anemic.
Perforation of the cervix or uterus is a rare complication associated with insertion of Multiload Copper IUD. A misplaced device needs to be removed immediately from the woman’s body, so that damage to the bowel or to any other surrounding organ does not take place.
Once you have got Multiload Copper IUD inserted in your uterus, you should stop taking any other hormonal or non-hormonal contraceptives you are using at present. Also inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Warnings & Precautions of Multiload Copper IUD
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Multiload Copper IUD only if you have given birth to at least one child in the past. It should not be inserted if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy
- Infection or cancer of the reproductive system or past pelvic infection
- Undiagnosed uterine bleeding
- Severe pain during menstruation
- History of ectopic pregnancy
- Septic abortion during the last 3 months
- A sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia during the last 12 months
- Allergy to copper
- Valvular heart disease
- Abnormal shape of the uterus or cervical canal