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Medicine For Norplant Allergy
Misguided Reaction: Norplant )allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to one of the components of Norplat that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
I have a norplant (levonorgestrel) its three yrs old is it still effective or can i get pregnant do i have to wait till the five years are up to remove it?
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
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
Can norplant (levonorgestrel) cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?
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
I have had Norplant (levonorgestrel) n my arm for 16 years I have some of the side effects I don't have any insurance I need to find a University that can Help me?
No problem: The effect of Norplant (levonorgestrel) runs out after 5 years; after that all that is left is the containers. Leaving the containers in place should not cause any "side effects", as the hormones that were in them are gone. People have all kinds of "foreign bodies" in their bodies (artificial knees, hips, heart valves, etc.) ...Read more
No Pregnancy: Make sure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I have had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) implant since Feb 2015 and I have had dark brown coloured discharge in place of my periods ever since. Is this normal?
I am past my first year of my 2nd mirena (levonorgestrel) implant and since I have had it I have had brown period blood from beginning to end of each cycle since!
Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) implant a reasonable birth control option for a girl going into college soon with a steady sex life? What are the risks?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) implant: Mirene implant provides protection for approximately 5 years. Side effects can include irregular bleeding occuring in the first 3-6 months. Expulsion and perforation are rare complications. Because of the Progesterone in the system, you can get mood swings, acne and breast discomfort. ...Read more