Sunderland Joint Formulary
NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

7 Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders
07-03-02-03 Intra-uterine progestogen-only contraceptive

Levonorgestrel Levosert®
First Choice

T-shaped intra-uterine system: 52mg


Levosert is more cost effective compared with Mirena however extra training may be required regarding insertion of the device.

Please note: there are differences between Levosert and Mirena which may affect choice of device. Most notable differences:

  • Levosert is licensed to last for up to 4 years
  • Levosert is licensed for contraception and the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding only

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Levonorgestrel Mirena®
First Choice

T-shaped intra-uterine system: 52mg


- For idiopathic menorrhagia. Especially in women requiring (reversible) contraception. Also used for protection with endometrial hyperplasia during oestrogen replacement therapy. Lasts for up to 5 years - for use in accordance with agreed guidelines.

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Levonorgestrel Jaydess®
Second Choice

T-shaped intra-uterine progestogen only system: 13.5mg


Second line option when other methods are rejected or not appropriate

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