implanon

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What is implanon?

Drug Name: ETONOGESTREL - IMPLANT
Other Brand Names: Implanon
Uses: This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a thin plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin by a health care professional. The rod slowly releases etonogestrel into the body over a 3-year period. The rod must be removed after 3 years and can be replaced if continued birth control is desired. The rod can be removed at any time by a trained health care professional if birth control is no longer desired or there are side effects. It does not contain any estrogen. Etonogestrel (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) and by changing the womb and cervical mucus to make it more difficult for an egg to meet sperm (fertilization) or for the fertilized egg to attach to the wall of the womb (implantation). This medication may not work as well in women who are very overweight or those taking certain drugs. (See also Drug Interactions section.) Discuss your birth control options with your doctor. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).
Posts on implanon (73)
My implanon is scheduled to come out in two weeks. If I start my period before it comes out...
ive had my implanon for 2 years but i recently took it out about 4 weeks ago and i dont hav...
I had the Implanon Implant fitted in 2010. I had no problems for the three years that I had...
I am on my 3rd implanon. It was amazing for most of the time but I have been having troubl...
Hey everyone so here's the story... I had the implant (Implanon)b taken out of my upper a...
Anyone else get low sex drive with implanon? I swear I have noticed a decrease in sex driv...
Hi, I have read with interest the comments on this contraception. I had my second implano...
This may be long, im sorry........... I was on implanon for a little over 2 years and ab...
I have had the Implanon rod in for over 2 years now and I've only had light spotting twice ...
I'm 19 and up until now I have had a pretty good sex drive. I used to want my boyfriend jus...
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