Review: could Implanon cause Diarrhea?
Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Implanon, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Phenergan, and have Birth control.
We study 2,963 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Implanon has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 3,187 Implanon users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 2,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 12 people (0.40%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Implanon when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Implanon * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Implanon ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (7 people, 58.33%)
- Birth control (2 people, 16.67%)
- Social phobia (1 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Phenergan (2 people, 16.67%)
- Tylenol (1 people, 8.33%)
- Zoloft (1 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have suffered from mild Plaque Psoriasis on and off my whole life. It's never affected me too much and is usually is an inconspicuous place. I have only used hormone contraceptives once - when I was 16 I was on the pill.
About 4 days after having Implanon put in, the point where it was inserted turned into Psoriasis as it was healing. There was a line of psoriasis travelling along the skin where the implant was as well as dots of Psoriasis all over my arm. Within a few days I had Psoriasis spots all over my body head to toe - the worst case I've ever had. It got worse on my arm and the implant area was unbearably itchy. I thought it may have been caused from something else and have just been waiting the last few weeks for it to improve but it has just got worse. I went to the doctor today to get the implant removed due to other side effects (loss of sex drive, mood swings etc) and she said I was having a major allergic reaction to the implant. She said she had never seen anything like it and will be reporting it. I'm sure there's a lot of people with a history of Psoriasis using Implanon without this side effect. When I initially searched the internet for any other cases I couldn't find any so I thought I'd put it out there. I've finally got the implant removed and will not be using hormone contraceptives again.
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My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
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for more than 2 years I have struggled with different side effects, one by one I eliminated vitamins or medications until recently all side effects are back to back. If I have a headache and back ache in the morning by the evening there are other side effects, they alternate on the daily. At this point I have consulted 2 Doctors, Urgent Care and ER, no one Doctor will remove this Implanon. I've been told the Doctor who put it in must take it out and I was insulting the Doctor by asking another one to remove it. My heart thumps out of my chest and I fear i have little time and I've gone so far as to trying to cut it out myself. I want this foreign device out of my system before it's too late!!!
Lyn on Jan, 22, 2014:
I can not believe what I have just read. You were describing me down to a tee. I have been having chronic headaches for 6 months with no let up. I have had scans and tried so many different medications that made me so ill. The final straw were the painful ulcers on my legs which caused me so much pain it was difficult to walk. I asked for my inplant to be removed I was refused saying that wasn't the cause. I have since Bern back and I am having it removed next week. I really hope it is the answer
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