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Doctor insights on: Nexplanon

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What exactly is nexplanon used for?

What exactly is nexplanon used for?

Contraception: Nexplanon is an implantable contraceptive; for prevention of pregnancy. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I am currently on nexplanon and am very worried about gaining weight . I am wondering if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that I have just been prescribed will counteract it.

I am currently on nexplanon and am very worried about gaining weight . I am wondering if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that I have just been prescribed will counteract it.

Yes , but...: Adderal will decrease your appetite but rather than letting it do so, it is important right now that you make it a point to be well nourished. Try to limit yourself to nutrient dense foods so you do not lose weight. Make sure you eat breakfast before taking your Adderal and try to get at least five servings of fruits and vegs a day. Remember water. ...Read more

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Is Nexplanon really effective? Can it fail easily??

Is Nexplanon really effective?  Can it fail easily??

Very effective: Nexplanon is the MOST effective method of contraception available (other than abstinence). It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

What do you mean: Do you mean, can the rod break and still function? I've never heard of a rod breaking in the skin. If that were to happen, I would return to the doctor or clinic that put the Nexplanon in and they would likely replace it and send a defective device back to the manufacturer. If you're speaking of a different kind of 'breakage' then consider rephrasing your question. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Had nexplanon put in for 2nd time 8 weeks after 1st baby had sex and semen intro same night now having kicking feelings & pregnant systoms pregnant test neg?

Had nexplanon put in for 2nd time 8 weeks after 1st baby had sex and semen intro same night now having kicking feelings & pregnant systoms pregnant test neg?

What symptoms?: Impala on is generally effective as soon as it is inserted and with a negative pregnancy it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Depending on the symptoms ,you might see your doctor to look into other possible problems ...Read more

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HELP! Should I worry about becoming pregnant on Nexplanon or am I safe I'm 18 with a 1yr old I dont want more kids right now?

HELP! Should I worry about becoming pregnant on Nexplanon or am I safe I'm 18 with a 1yr old I dont want more kids right now?

Unlikely: Nexplanon is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. If you are really worried however, adding a second method, such as a condom can reduce the risk even further. Of course, the only 100% effective method is abstinence. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can break through bleeding mean pregnancy? On nexplanon? Or is It a normal side effect?

Can break through bleeding mean pregnancy? On nexplanon?  Or is It a normal side effect?

Nexplanon: Nexplanon can cause irregular bleeding and spotting. This is a normal side effect of this birth control method. If this is a change from your usual pattern consider scheduling a visit for STD testing. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Bleeding does not indicate pregnancy ...Read more

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Period of 2 weeks, been told it's normal with Nexplanon, but I have more issues like a head ache that has lasted just as long and dizziness follows!?

Period of 2 weeks, been told it's normal with Nexplanon, but I have more issues like a head ache that has lasted just as long and dizziness follows!?

Nexplanon: Since this is progesterone, you need to speak to doctors with experience using this to understand your symptoms. Sinus doctors don't have much experience with progesterone. ...Read more

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Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Depends: Certainly hormonal birth control may be less effective in morbidly obese women, but some mild weight gain shouldn't be an issue unless you are already morbidly obese ...Read more

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Preg. test said (-) On nexplanon but I've had many pregnancy like symptoms nausea dizziness weight loss than gain, cravings. False neg? Xtra discharge

Preg. test said (-) On nexplanon but I've had many pregnancy like symptoms nausea dizziness weight loss than gain, cravings. False neg? Xtra discharge

Nexplanon: The pregnancy rate for nexplanon is very low. With a negative pregnancy test the likelihood of a pregnancy is also very low. The symptoms you describe can all be related to side effects of the nexplanon. Is this a relatively new method of contraception for you? If so, the symptoms should improve as you become more adjusted to it. If long time, perhaps a different method would work better for you. ...Read more

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How effective is nexplanon?

Very effective: Nexplanon ha a failure rate of 0.05% in medical studies. ...Read more

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What exactly is nexplanon used for?

Contraception: Nexplanon is an implantable contraceptive; for prevention of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does nexplanon make you gain weight?

Does nexplanon make you gain weight?

No: There has not been documented weight gain in women on nexplanon. Most women are pleased with the nexplanon, about 15% will have the implant removed early, the most common reason being irregular spotting. ...Read more

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What causes Nexplanon to be less effective?

What causes Nexplanon to be less effective?

Nothing: All birth control have a failure rate. Nexplanon is very low. There is nothing that significantly effects it's failure rate. It is considered a LARC, meaning long-acting reversible contraceptive. It is highly effective birth control that you don't have to think about and lasts a long time. We are encouraging use of LARCs to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is it possible my body will reject my nexplanon?

Is it possible my body will reject my nexplanon?

No: "Rejection" refers to the immune system attacking something in the body. This requires certain types of protein to happen, and the Nexplanon does not have anything on it that can stimulate this type of immune attack. That being said, it can be pushed out, move into a problematic position, develop an infection, or cause an allergic reaction. All problems but technically not "rejection." ...Read more

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Is Nexplanon really effective? Can it fail easily??

Very effective: Nexplanon is the MOST effective method of contraception available (other than abstinence). It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I switched from Nexplanon to Pills?

What should I expect when I switched from Nexplanon to Pills?

Less protection: Since the primary purpose of using Nexplanon or oral contraceptive pills is to reduce the risks of pregnancy, "switching from Nexplanon" which is highly effective (98% +) to "Pills" which are much less effective will increase your risks of getting pregnant while providing you perhaps a more regular pattern of menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the nexplanon (formerly implanon) to expire early?

Implanon/nexplanon: Assuming it was "fresh" and in date when implanted it will provide protection for its entire duration. These types of medications are tested to make sure they last the entire time its designed to be implanted. Long and short - NO. ...Read more

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I have takeing nexplanon and had it takeing out and my peiod has not stop help me?

I have takeing nexplanon and had it takeing out and my peiod has not stop help me?

Different approaches: There is no "one size fits all" approach to this situation. It is best addressed by the health care provider, who inserted the implanon or the one, who removed it. ...Read more

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Would you recommend nexplanon? I've heard soso many bad things about it, please be honest.

Would you recommend nexplanon? I've heard soso many bad things about it, please be honest.

Yes: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more

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My nexplanon moved a bit less then a centimeter to the left is that okay? Is it still effective?

Yes: As long as you can palpate it, there should be no problem removing it when it is time and it is still effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more