The IUS that can be used in the widest range of women1

According to the CDC recommendations, Paragard® may
be used with no restrictions in over 20 medical conditions including but not limited to1:

  • Breast cancer (family history, current, past, and no evidence of current disease for 5 years)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Headaches, including migraines with and without auras and menstrual migraines
  • History of bariatric surgery
  • History of high blood pressure during pregnancy
  • History of stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Lupus
  • Malaria
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Past ectopic pregnancy
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including smoking
  • Thyroid disease
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30

Make Paragard® IUS the first choice for women who…

  • Have been dissatisfied with hormonal birth control
  • Prefer to live a hormone-free lifestyle
  • Prefer to keep their natural menstrual cycle*
  • Are busy and don’t want to add to their daily birth control routine
  • Are done having kids and are looking for a long-term birth control option
  • Want a birth control that’s reversible

*Studies have shown that 2 out of 3 women may wish to keep their menstrual cycle.2

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson’s disease. Continue reading

Indication

Paragard is a copper-containing IUS (intrauterine system) indicated for the prevention of pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson's disease.
  • If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for ectopic pregnancy.
  • Possible serious complications that have been associated with IUSs are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
  • Paragard must not be used by pregnant women as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or infertility.
  • Menstrual cycles may become heavier and longer with intermenstrual spotting. Bleeding may be heavier than usual at first.
  • Paragard does not protect against HIV or STIs.

Please see accompanying Full Prescribing Information.

References:
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; 2017.

2. Data on file. CooperSurgical, Inc.

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