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Review: could Implanon cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?





Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Implanon, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Yaz, and have Contraception.

We study 2,956 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Implanon

Implanon has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Implanon 3,178 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.(latest reports from Anxiety 197,075 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 2,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 61 people (2.07%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Implanon reports

Time on Implanon when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety10.00%43.33%3.33%30.00%13.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Implanon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.00%24.00%58.00%14.00%4.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Implanon ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%40.00%20.00%40.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (48 people, 78.69%)
  2. Birth control (4 people, 6.56%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 1.64%)
  4. Convulsion (1 people, 1.64%)
  5. Asthma (1 people, 1.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yaz (4 people, 6.56%)
  2. Prozac (3 people, 4.92%)
  3. Risperidone (2 people, 3.28%)
  4. Nicotine (2 people, 3.28%)
  5. Fluoxetine (2 people, 3.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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