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A 16-year-old female asked:

How likely is it to get pregnant while you have the birth control implant? also what effects do anti depressants have on nexplanon?

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Dr. Elaine Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology 34 years experience
Unlikely: Hi! if your weight is not excessive, the chances of conceiving while using the Nexplanon are very small (less than 1%), antidepressants do not change the effectivenss of the medication. Weight gain can affect the "potency" though, so be careful. Dr brown.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No effect of SSRIs: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin)/SSRIs.
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Im on nexplanon,& taking amoxicillin for an infection. i recently had sex, Will my birth control stop working? Is it likely for me to get pregnant?
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I recently got the Nexplanon birth control implant in my arm and after I took the wrap off it seems to me extremely close to the surface of the skin. I can see it poking out and I do not know if that is normal or I need to get it taken out. ?
Dr. Roger Duvivier
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
You’re probably ok: Though Nexplanon works best in a “subdermal” (rather than “sub-epidermal”) location, applying a simple pressure dressing on your implant for a week o... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
How likely is it toget pregnant on nexplanon, minsatrin 24 fe, and he pulled out? Does being on two birth controls increase or decrease effectiveness?
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Pregnancy: As long as he pulled out nd did not ejaculate within you, there should be chance of pregnancy.. No need for two birth control pills.
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A female asked:
I have been taking 50 Mg of Minocycline, 2/daily. The problem is that I have the nexplanon for birth control and unprotected sex. Could I get pregnant?
Dr. Robert Kwok
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I just got nexplanon (progestin implant) a little over a week ago. my boyfriend cummerbund inside of me twice today without any condoms, how likely is it for me to get pregnant by this? I get a bit anxious about it, should I get a test just in case?
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
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Last updated May 26, 2015

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