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What does nexplanon do to your body?

Alternate Brand Names:

Drug Class: Contraceptive Implant – Progestin

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Does not adversely affect lactation

Alternate Brand Names:

Drug Class: Contraceptive Implant – Progestin

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Does not adversely affect lactation

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: MERCK SHARP & D

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor.
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor.
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Seek care now if chest pain or short of breath
  • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
  • Not smoking lowers risk for heart attack/stroke.
  • Avoid sun lamps/prolonged direct sun
  • Use sunscreen

What are side effects of Nexplanon?Any warnings while using Nexplanon?Is Nexplanon contraindicated for any condition?How to use Nexplanon?What if you missed a dose of Nexplanon?What if you overdose on Nexplanon?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhat is the difference between Nexplanon and Implanon?What is the difference between Nexplanon and Implanon?Nexplanon is a bioequivalent of Implanon. They both have the same side effects. But the difference between the two is that insertion errors (such as placing the implant too deeply) are less likely to happen with Nexplanon because it is equipped with a preloaded applicator which is designed to reduce insertion errors.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor.
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Seek care now if chest pain or short of breath
    • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
    • Not smoking lowers risk for heart attack/stroke.
    • Avoid sun lamps/prolonged direct sun
    • Use sunscreen

    What are side effects of Nexplanon?Any warnings while using Nexplanon?Is Nexplanon contraindicated for any condition?How to use Nexplanon?What if you missed a dose of Nexplanon?What if you overdose on Nexplanon?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What is the difference between Nexplanon and Implanon? Nexplanon is a bioequivalent of Implanon. They both have the same side effects. But the difference between the two is that insertion errors (such as placing the implant too deeply) are less likely to happen with Nexplanon because it is equipped with a preloaded applicator which is designed to reduce insertion errors.

    Does Nexplanon have hormones? Nexplanon contains the active ingredient Etonogestrel, which is a progestin hormone. It is released continuously into the bloodstream from the implant. This hormone prevents pregnancy in a few different ways, the most important way is by preventing ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovary.

    Does Nexplanon prevent ovulation? Nexplanon (etonogestrel) is a hormone implant that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary).

    Can you get pregnant on Nexplanon? Although the chances of getting pregnant while on Nexplanon implantation is very rare, it is still possible. If you are pregnant while on Nexplanon than you have higher chances that you pregnancy will be ectopic than the women who do not use birth control.

    Is Implanon the same thing as Norplant?

    Is Implanon the same thing as Norplant? Sort of: Implanon is the same idea. Norplant (levonorgestrel) was discontinued in the United States. Different : Implanon/Nexplanon contains a different kind of Progesterone than Norplant. It is placed very superficially under the skin as opposed to the deep inse

    Is the IUD better than the Nexplanon? Nexplanon is much more effective than the Pill and condoms are at preventing pregnancy, and it is even slightly better than other long-term contraceptives like IUDs.

    What do you need to know about Nexplanon?

    how is NEXPLANON inserted?

    • NEXPLANON is placed discreetly just under the skin of your non-dominant upper arm by a trained healthcare provider.
    • During this minor surgical procedure, the area is numbed, and an applicator guides NEXPLANON into place.
    • Immediately after insertion, you and your healthcare provider will feel for NEXPLANON to ensure that it was inserted correctly.

    Is there a problem with my Nexplanon implant? Serious side effects of Nexplanon include: blood clot formation, liver disease, ectopic pregnancy and serious depression; the side effects may warrant the removal of the implant.