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Doctor insights on: Nexplanon Levels

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Does Nexplanon have less mcg per day of Progestin than Nuvaring? Do Nexplanon serum levels stay consistent regardless of decreasing amounts per year?

Does Nexplanon have less mcg per day of Progestin than Nuvaring? Do Nexplanon serum levels stay consistent regardless of decreasing amounts per year?

See Answer: NuvaRing is a polymeric vaginal ring containing 11.7 mg etonogestrel and 2.7 mg ethinyl estradiol, which releases on average 0.12 mg/day of etonogestrel and 0.015 mg/day of ethinyl estradiol. NEXPLANON contains 68 mg etonogestrel. the mean (± SD) maximum serum etonogestrel concentrations were 1200 (± 604) pg/mL ag 2 weeks. Levels decline so it has to be replaced. ...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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To reduce my level of bleeding from Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) would Skyla or nexplanon be a better option?

To reduce my level of bleeding from Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) would Skyla or nexplanon be a better option?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): If your goal is to decrease bleeding or eliminate it the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has the best bleeding profile -- better than the ones you mentioned. ...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?

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??

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

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When trying to remove my Nexplanon rod, the scalpel touched its tip. I could NOT remove the rod (thin, strong tissue around it). Should I be worried?

When trying to remove my Nexplanon rod, the scalpel touched its tip. I could NOT remove the rod (thin, strong tissue around it). Should I be worried?

See a GYN MD: The Nexplanon is obviously "ingrown" meaning, that adherent tissue may have surrounded the implant making it more difficult to remove. See a GYN MD who can remove the implant with more 'expertise". ...Read more

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Is nexplanon ineffective if you bleed while using it?

Is nexplanon ineffective if you bleed while using it?

No: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common side-effects of Nexplanon but its still effective at preventing pregnancy even if you are bleeding. Best wishes!. ...Read more

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Can you vape while on Nexplanon?

Can you vape while on Nexplanon?

Vaping: While there are multiple reasons not to vape at all, there are no studies contraindicating vaping and nexplanon to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Melatonin cause nexplanon to fail ?

Melatonin cause nexplanon to fail ?

No: There are no known interactions between melatonin (hormone which regulates sleep wake cycles) and etonogestrel (hormone in nexplanon). ...Read more

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Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Safe: Drugs.com drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Nexplanon (etonogestrel). ...Read more

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Does nexplanon make it harder to lose weight?

Does nexplanon make it harder to lose weight?

Not likely: There is little evidence to support Nexplanon as a barrier to weight loss, however I am sensitive to the fact that statistics apply to populations and not people. This sounds like a good discussion to have with your doctor, to decide whether to continue the nexplanon. ...Read more

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Why does nexplanon cause some people to lose weight?

Why does nexplanon cause some people to lose weight?

Hormone Changes: Hormone changes affect appetite and this affects weight. Some people gain weight on Nexplanon. Others lose weight or don't change at all. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the chances of gaining weight with nexplanon?

What are the chances of gaining weight with nexplanon?

13.7%: That is the percentage provided by the company to the fda when seeking approval for nexplanon. ...Read more

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How do they place the nexplanon implantation into your body?

How do they place the nexplanon implantation into your body?

Office procedure: Nexplanon is a hormonal (progesterone) implant that is placed just under the skin in the upper arm and is a very effective birth control option. It is placed by trained providers in the office. It requires local anesthesia and placement itself takes approximately 30-45 seconds. Ask your doctor about nexplanon. ...Read more

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If you are skinny does nexplanon make you lose or gain weight?

If you are skinny does nexplanon make you lose or gain weight?

Maybe: Nexplanon might be associated with a small amount of weight gain over time, but this is not always typical. It is not associated with weight loss. If you are having trouble gaining or losing weight, then talk to your doctor about other problems, such as thyrroid disease. ...Read more