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Review: could Implanon cause Osteoporosis?

Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Implanon, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Depo-provera, and have Contraception.

We study 2,893 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.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 2,893 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 5 people (0.17%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.00% of all the 214,942 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.

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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