PTC/IIH Symptoms Include Migraines With Blurred Or Double Vision, Temporary Blindness, Other Visual Problems, And Wooshing Or Ringing In The Ear
SUMMARY: The package insert for Mirena does not warn about neurological conditions such as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).
Symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (PTC/IIH) include:
• severe migraines or migraine-like headaches with blurred vision
• diplopia (double vision), temporary blindness, blind spots, or other visual
• papilledema, or optic disc swelling, due to increased intracranial pressure
• a “whooshing” or ringing in the ear, clinically called tinnitus
Unfortunately, the failure to timely diagnose and treat PTC or IIH may lead to permanent vision loss and even blindness.
Because of Bayer’s failure to warn about the risk of developing pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (PTC/IIH) due to the release of levonorgestrel by the Mirena, women have filed products liability lawsuits against the drug company.[Read this article in full at original source]