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Doctor insights on: Nexplanon Effectiveness

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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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Will azithromycin affect my Nexplanon effectiveness??

Will azithromycin affect my Nexplanon effectiveness??

No, no interactions: Found. It will not change its effectiveness. ...Read more

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If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

If I take over-the-counter estrogen pills for breakthrough bleeding while on Nexplanon will the effectiveness of the birth control be affected?

No OTC estrogen: There are no OTC estrogens. There are OTC meds that claim to estrogenic activity, but estrogen requires a prescription. Plan B, which OTC, is a progestin. If you took prescription estrogen while on Nexplanon, it would not effect the birth control, and may stabilize the endometrium, decreasing the bleeding. Talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

No: Antihistamines in general and Atarax (hydroxyzine) specifically do not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control including nexplanon, a hormone-releasing birth control implant. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

Can doxycycline decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

No Interaction: There is apparently no known significant interaction and therefore no decreased effectiveness of Nexplanon when used with doxycycline. ...Read more

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Does Levonelle reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon implant had it fitted 12 days ago and took levonelle 8 days ago.

Does Levonelle reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon implant had it fitted 12 days ago and took levonelle 8 days ago.

No: The emergency contraceptive levonelle does not decrease the effectiveness of Nexplanon but Nexplanon is effective as soon as it is inserted and emergency contraception is unnecessary if you have a Nexplanon in place. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is nexplanon have a higher effectiveness rate then other birth control options or tubal ligation?

Highly effective: The main reason nexplanon is so effective is that it does not require that you remember to do something - the largest cause of birth control pill failure is forgetting to take the pill. Tubal ligation has a very low failure rate, but it is possible for the surgery to fail to close the tubes completely (the reported rate of failure of tubal ligation is up to 1 in 200 (1 in 2000 for nexlanon) ...Read more

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If I take metronidazole 400mg 2 tablets a day and ofloxacin 200mg 4 tablets a day for 14 days would this reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon?

If I take metronidazole 400mg 2 tablets a day and ofloxacin 200mg 4 tablets a day for 14 days would this reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon?

No. Not affected.: These antibiotics do not affect Nexplanon. Some drugs may cause hormonal birth control to work less well by decreasing the amount of birth control hormones in your body. Examples include griseofulvin, rifampin, St. John's wort, & drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), or some HIV drugs. Take your antibiotucs as prescribed. ...Read more

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Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

It's your choice: It won't interfere with the medicine. I'm a tattoo buff and have three. But you need to be VERY sure it's what you want. Wait several years after you get the original idea and if it is EXACTLY what you want, go for it. It hurts. But mine are so meaningful I would not trade the pain for any pleasure I can imagine. Follow your dream, think for a LONG time, and then make the right choice. ...Read more

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Doc put me on minastrin 24 fe and nexplanon. Does being on two increase or decrease effectiveness? Is it unhealthy to be on two at once?

Not recommended: The reason for dual therapy like this is not clear and may result in unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin reduce the effectiveness of the nexplanon implant?

Does amoxicillin reduce the effectiveness of the nexplanon implant?

No: Typical antibiotics do not reduce the effectivness of Nexplanon. However, St Johns Wort and certain medications for seizures, fungal infections, Tuberculosis, and HIV can. ...Read more

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Can my nexplanon birthcontrol implant loose it's effectiveness before the last 6 months of use?

U r safe: As long as you are still within the 3 year use period you are safe. If you plan on continuing to use the Nexplanon I suggest you schedule to have it removed and replaced in the near future. ...Read more

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How likely is it toget pregnant on nexplanon, minsatrin 24 fe, and he pulled out? Does being on two birth controls increase or decrease effectiveness?

How likely is it toget pregnant on nexplanon, minsatrin 24 fe, and he pulled out? Does being on two birth controls increase or decrease effectiveness?

Pregnancy: As long as he pulled out nd did not ejaculate within you, there should be chance of pregnancy. No need for two birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can nexplanon implant birth control loose its effectiveness 1 month before expiration date or is it effective the full 3 years?

Can nexplanon implant birth control loose its effectiveness 1 month before expiration date or is it effective the full 3 years?

Should be effective: Information provided by manufacturer indicates that it should be able to maintain sufficient level of hormone levels that can inhibit ovulation for complete 3 years. ...Read more

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Does Accutane reduce the effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant birth control? I will be taking Accutane soon and I would like to know.

Does Accutane reduce the effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant birth control? I will be taking Accutane soon and I would like to know.

Accutane: All women of child bearing age who are contemplating use of Accutane should be on birth control. There is no known contraindication with Nexplanon and this type of long-term contraception can minimize accidental pregnancy due to noncompliance with medication. ...Read more

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Nexplanon implant July 2014. Just started period again after insert. Is it losing it's effectiveness? Morbidly obese, if it matters.

Nexplanon implant July 2014. Just started period again after insert. Is it losing it's effectiveness? Morbidly obese, if it matters.

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. It might cause some frustration but it is normal. ...Read more

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I am on zotlof, klonopin & nexplanon. Could the Zoloft (sertraline) affect the effectiveness of the birth control? I have not had my period and I'm gaining weight.

I am on zotlof, klonopin & nexplanon. Could the Zoloft (sertraline) affect the effectiveness of the birth control? I have not had my period and I'm gaining weight.

Zoloft (sertraline) ; Nexplanon: Menstrual periods may be irregular because of fluctuating hormone levels, stress, etc. Zoloft (sertraline) may very slightly alter hormone levels via the hypothalamus in some women. Whether this translates to changes in effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills is questionable. Many women with severe pmdd do well on antidepressants ; oral contraceptives. If ocp doses are missed, pregnancy is possible. ...Read more