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Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

No longer available: Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available anymore in the United States. There is a similar device called implanon. It is a thin, small cylindrical structure that is easily inserted under your skin. It lasts for three years. It has no estrogen in it. It is 99% effective. It can be associated with irregular bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Deos norplant (levonorgestrel) decrease your libido?

Usually not: In controlled studies the percentage of patients reporting a decreased libido on Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 1-2%. ...Read more

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Implanon etogestrel & norplant (levonorgestrel) levorgestrel what are the difference?

Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more

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Is norplant (levonorgestrel) covered my us medical insurance?

Is norplant (levonorgestrel) covered my us medical insurance?

Norplant (levonorgestrel)? No: Norplant (levonorgestrel) was removed from the us market in 2002, so it is not even available. As for removal, some insurers, such as medicaid, cover removal while many do not. Check with your insurer. If you mean nexplanon, the recommendation is still the same. ...Read more

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What is the difference between norplant (levonorgestrel) and explanon?

Similar, but: Norplant, (levonorgestrel) a 5 year contraceptive implant that consisted of six flexible hormone containing rods, is no longer available. Implanon is a single flexible implant that works for three years, and is currently available. ...Read more

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Why did the norplant (levonorgestrel) have a recall n january 2001 i got mine in 1997 was 17 when i got it?

Poor placement: The fda felt the training in placement was inadequate and removal frequently became a nightmare. It was 6 implants instead of the current nexplanon, 1 implant, with better required training, fewer complications. If yours was placed appropriately and easily removed, no problems. It was a good option for many. ...Read more

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Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

No: There are no known long term health issues from norplant (levonorgestrel). It was removed due to a lack of sales and doctors finding it difficult to remove. It was not removed because of safety. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implanon and norplant (levonorgestrel)?

Type of Progestin: Both rely on a different synthetic progestin. Implanon is one rod that lasts 3 years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 6 rods that lasted 5 years. Both need surgical implantation and need to be surgically removed when they expire. Both can unbalance hormones and cause problems with weight gain etc due to that effect. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Norplant (Definition)

Norplant is a women's ...Read more