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Review: could Implanon cause Osteoporosis?

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

We study 2,963 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 3,187 Implanon 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 112,588 Osteoporosis patients)

On Feb, 15, 2015: 2,963 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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    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.
  • Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
    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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    I had OCD since age 8. At 42 I was finally diagnosed and put on Paxil. When I reached 40 mgs and after 2 months on 40 mgs i was completely cured of OCD. I stayed on Paxil for the next 15 years. I no longer take any SSRI as they were causing severe lethargy that last few years of use. When I was around 47 I broke my wrist and then learned I was close to full blown osteoporosis. Five years ago I broke my humerus and then found that not only did I have osteoporosis but to a degree of a woman of 80. I had Prolia infusion 2 years ago and it reversed my bone loss. Last year my density test showed I was losing bone again and I had a Reclast infusion. I will not know if this has helped until next year. I am fairly sure that the Paxil had some fault in my osteoporosis although I know that my vitamin D levels are very low even after 50,000 units a week. I am not sure if is a combination effect of Paxil and low vitamin D that caused premature osteoporosis. No one in my family has had osteoporosis and no one that I am aware of has taken a SSRI.
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