Nexplanon side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Nexplanon side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Nexplanon. The review is based on 16,773 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Nexplanon

Nexplanon has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Nexplanon 17,050 users)

On Jul, 18, 2017

16,773 people who take Nexplanon are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Nexplanon side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • device expulsion
  • medical device complication
  • implant site pain
  • pain in extremity
  • implant site infection
  • implant site swelling
  • unintended pregnancy
  • urticaria
  • pain
  • paraesthesia
1 - 6 months:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • implant site pain
  • weight increased
  • pain in extremity
  • implant site infection
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • metrorrhagia
  • urticaria
  • haemorrhage
6 - 12 months:
  • weight increased
  • unintended pregnancy
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • pain in extremity
  • implant site pain
  • menstruation irregular
  • menorrhagia
  • metrorrhagia
  • haemorrhage
  • weight decreased
1 - 2 years:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • pain in extremity
  • implant site pain
  • menstruation irregular
  • vulvovaginal dryness
  • pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • metrorrhagia
  • menorrhagia
2 - 5 years:
  • weight decreased
  • haemorrhage
  • menorrhagia
  • metrorrhagia
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • menstruation irregular
  • overdose
  • surgery
5 - 10 years:
  • osteopenia
  • pulmonary infarction
10+ years:
  • paranoia
  • withdrawal syndrome
not specified:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • menorrhagia
  • weight increased
  • metrorrhagia
  • menstruation irregular
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • implant site pain
  • haemorrhage
  • adverse event
  • pain in extremity

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • menorrhagia
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • metrorrhagia
  • menstruation irregular
  • implant site pain
  • pain in extremity
  • haemorrhage
  • medical device complication
male:
  • premature baby
  • pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • ventricular septal defect
  • epilepsy
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • hallucination
  • hypospadias
  • injury
  • limb injury
  • medical device discomfort

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • premature baby
  • ventricular septal defect
  • respiratory disorder neonatal
  • talipes
  • haemorrhage
  • malaise
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • pulmonary malformation
  • sepsis
  • stillbirth
2-9:
  • hallucination
10-19:
  • menorrhagia
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • implant site pain
  • metrorrhagia
  • haemorrhage
  • menstruation irregular
  • pain in extremity
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • menorrhagia
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • metrorrhagia
  • pain in extremity
  • menstruation irregular
  • implant site pain
  • nausea
  • weight decreased
30-39:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • weight increased
  • pain in extremity
  • menorrhagia
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • metrorrhagia
  • implant site pain
  • medical device complication
  • weight decreased
  • haemorrhage
40-49:
  • unintended pregnancy
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • menorrhagia
  • pain in extremity
  • weight increased
  • implant site pain
  • haemorrhage
  • vomiting
  • menstruation irregular
  • pulmonary embolism
50-59:
  • wound
  • breast cancer
  • implant site induration
  • limb injury
  • psychotic disorder
  • skin injury
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • tuberculosis
60+:
  • epilepsy
  • implant site irritation
  • road traffic accident
  • thyroid neoplasm

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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