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Implanon (Overview)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of action of 3 years.


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What are implanon side effects?

What are implanon side effects?

Most common: The most common side effect of IMPLANON® is a change in normal menstrual bleeding pattern. It is not unusual to have shorter and/or lighter periods, or to skip periods. The thick brown discharge you are experiencing is due to minimal bleeding during your period. Some women stopped taking Implanon due to changes in menstrual periods, while others see fewer and/or lighter periods as a blessing. ...Read more

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Implanon (Overview)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of action of 3 years.


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How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

Implanon/Nexplanon: Progestin implants that slowly releases drug over 3 years. Progesterone suppresses ovulation, thickens cervical mucus & thins endometrial lining of uterus. May still ovulate. Works by preventing sperm passing into uterus & by not allowing a 'hospitable' endometrium in which a fertilized egg could implant. Effective (assures compliance). Spotting most common ae; ha, acne, wt gain, breast tndr. ...Read more

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How much on average does implanon cost?

How much on average does implanon cost?

$$$$: Implanon is a great product but expensive if you are paying cash. Insurance companies and medicaid usually cover it. Most cities have public health clinics and you may find a low cost or sliding scale option there. Cash price for the device plus insertion is prob in the $700-1000 range. ...Read more

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No cycle in 4 years due to implanon..... Prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone) how long should my cycle last and should it be this heavy!!!! Also can I start fertilaid?!

No cycle in 4 years due to implanon..... Prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone) how long should my cycle last and should it be this heavy!!!! Also can I start fertilaid?!

Hard to say: An implanon is good for 3 years. Did you not have a period for 1 year after its' removal? If so, the uterine lining was growing a some rate for that time and, after the provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it should all bleed off. That can be heavy and can vary in lenght. You can start fertiaid at any point since it is an herbal preparation that has no hormones. It would be advisable to start prenatal vitamins now. ...Read more

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I've used norplant (levonorgestrel) before successfully. Can I use implanon successfully?

I've used norplant (levonorgestrel) before successfully. Can I use implanon successfully?

Yes: Implanon/nexplanon uses a single rod instead of 6 and is highly efective contraception for 3 years instead of 5. Otherwise the side effects are about the same as norplant (levonorgestrel). It is easier to insert and usually easier to remove. ...Read more

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Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Ask your physician: Should be ok but depends on type of work and whether there was anything unusual during the procedure. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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