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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...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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How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

Progesterone implant: Implanon is a small, rod shaped implant that is placed just under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. It continuously releases progesterone, which prevents ovulation and renders the endometrium less favorable for implantation. It provides contraception for 3 years. Implanon is considered a top tier contraceptive method (most effective) comparable to an iud or even permanent sterilization. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce bleeding on implanon contraceptive?

Irreg bldg common: Irregular bleeding is common on implanon--it's a trade-off for very effective, easy, safe birth control. If it's bothering you to the point you're thinking of having it removed, ask your dr about possible treatments (sometimes other hormones added). Other possible treatments include Ibuprofen (2-3 tablets 4x/day may be helpful--take with food). ...Read more

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What's the difference between the contraceptives norplant and implanon?

What's the difference between the contraceptives norplant and implanon?

Different hormones: Implanon & Norplant are both a Progesterone type of birth control which are long acting and easily reversed. The Norplant 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 is no longer available in the us. Side effects same for both. ...Read more