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Will grapefruit juice affect my nexplanon birth control implant?

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Dr. Lori Semel answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Grapefruit juice: It is possible that grapefruit juice can effect the effectiveness of the hormones from the implant. I would avoid drinking it, as it decreases it effectiveness.

Answered 3/10/2016

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Grapefruit juice: Yes,it can interact with nexplanon and put you at risk for pregnancy. It can also stimulte ovulation

Answered 1/28/2020

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

No effect: 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).

Answered 7/11/2017

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