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Is Implanon The Same Thing As Norplant
No: Adipex is a brand name for phentermine, an amphetamine that is commonly prescribed and fairly well tolerated. Sibutramina is not an amphetamine, but rather has it's appetite suppressing effects through its effects on norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. It was sold in the U.S. Under the brand name Meridia but has been taken off the market due to increased risk of cardiovascular complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took the morning after pill once, is there bad effects in the long term? And is it the same as the contraceptive pill? Which is heavier?
Plan B: Plan B emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills, just at a higher dose. There are no long term bad effects. You are fine. ...Read more
I know no pregnancy is the same. Is this the same for a person's reaction to the mirena (levonorgestrel)?
Not the same: They are not the same thing but they are related. If you ovulate and don't get pregnant, you must start a period about 2 weeks later. If your cycles are normal then you will ovulate again about 12-16 days after the period starts. See why it's called a cycle? ...Read more
No: A simple answer, no there isn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not similar: The NuvaRing is comparable to the birth control pill, it contains estrogen and pregesterone and is intended to provide contraception by suppressing the ovaries, it usually provides good cycle contro as well - it is placed in the vagina by the user. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is more like the depo-provera shot. Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a Progesterone only contraceptive that is placed by a physician inside the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?
Is there a implantable birth control for women (like implanon) that is both the most effect and safe option available?
Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more
Is the birth control arm implant the same medication as the depo shot ?? Is the arm implant safe for patients with MVP and chronic Lyme
Myo fascitis: Could be Finromyalgia or myogascial pain syndrome ...Read more
Contraception choice: The right choice for birth control is the one that works for you. There are many types of birth control including oral contraceptives, implantable forms like implanon, or injectable forms like depo-provera. Other forms include NuvaRing or iuds. Condoms are the only ones that prevent transmission of stds. Pick the best one for you, and talk to your family practice physician. ...Read more
Is it safe to be using the implant and carelle pill at the same time aswell as taking IBS tablets ?
2nd method: In addition to dr. Livingston's excellent answer: please consider the use of an extra type of birth control method. Instead of more hormones, consider a barrier method like condoms, or a spermicide gel. That way you can still improve your odds and avoid the extra hormones. Using two different forms of birth control is common in japan, where unplanned pregnancies are less common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Different hormones: Implanon & Norplant (levonorgestrel) are both a Progesterone type of birth control which are long acting and easily reversed. The Norplant (levonorgestrel) is 6 capsules inserted beneath the skin & good for 5 years. Implanon is one capsule good for 3 years. They're both extremely effective- & Implanon is considered the most effective form of birth control. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is no longer available in the us. Side effects same for both. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have sharp strong pains where your implanon is in your arm, it's a reoccurring thing and aches like mad?
Implanon pain/ache: Most likely it is due to the implanon putting pressure on a nerve. Try treating it with NSAID like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) especially when it is aching. If this is not helpful, you should consult the healthcare provider who implanted the implanon. Perhaps it can be repositioned. It would be a shame to not be able to take advantage of this most reliable form of birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore stomach and nausea first thing the in the morning and just before bed. On implanon. What could it be?
See below: Tubal pregnancy is one of the known adverse effect of the implant. Nausea has also been described up to 10% (reported in some studies). Gall bladder disease has also been reported (leading to GI distress including nausea) If your pregnancy test is negative (repeated after two weeks also) and ultrasound show no tubal pregnancy then see your physician for management of your issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Implanon works by: An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided very effective (99.95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin) , which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3 year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Implant birth contrl: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: It's a rare, but known complication, and I would recommend having it removed before it moves somewhere more difficult to reach (and remove) ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See product insert: Changes in menstrual bleeding patterns mood swings weight gain headache acne depressed mood other common side effects include: headache vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) weight gain acne breast pain viral infections such as sore throats or flu-like symptoms web resource http://www.Implanon-usa.Com/en/consumer/about-it/risks-and-side-effects/index.Asp. ...Read more
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