Intrauterine System (IUS) consists of a Plastic frame with a reservoir containing drug Levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel (LNG) hormone is also found in other oral contraceptive. This drug reservoir releases a low daily a micro dose of (LNG) into the uterine cavity.
The cylinder/reservoir of the device contains hormone and is provided with a rate controlling membrane tubing that regulates the release of Levonorgestrel. The IUS releases the hormone at approximate rate of 20 micrograms per day. And it is effective for five years.
IUS is a reversible contraceptive device & has High Success rate and several non-contraceptive benefits too.
intrauterine device that discharges micro amounts of the synthetic progestin Levonorgestrel (LNG). It operates locally within the uterus, having dual actions, both as a foreign body and as a reservoir for the release of LNG. In addition to providing a segment leading contraceptive efficacy, it has valuable applications in certain gynecologic disorders.