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Review: could Implanon cause Osteoporosis?





Summary: Osteoporosis is reported only by a few people who take Implanon.

We study 2,956 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis 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)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Osteoporosis 112,545 patients)

On Dec, 17, 2014: 2,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 5 people (0.17%) have Osteoporosis.

Trend of Osteoporosis in Implanon reports

Time on Implanon when people have Osteoporosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Implanon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Implanon ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (2 people, 40.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depo-provera (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Mirena (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    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.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

    I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.

    I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.

    I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.

    My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.

    As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
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