Review: Weight gain in Implanon
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 23, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Weight gain (Weight increased) by studying 2,218 people who take Implanon. We analyze: the time on Implanon when people have Weight gain, age of these people, the severity of Weight gain, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Implanon. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Implanon (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control, over-the-counter birth control. Commonly reported side effects of Implanon include abortion spontaneous, headache, vaginal haemorrhage, amenorrhoea, weight increased.
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 23, 2013: 2,210 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 100 people (4.52%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Implanon when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||3.45%||17.24%||37.93%||13.79%||27.59%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Implanon * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||22.45%||45.92%||22.45%||9.18%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Implanon ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (77 people, 77.00%)
- Product used for unknown indication (14 people, 14.00%)
- Birth control (3 people, 3.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 2.00%)
- Convulsion (1 people, 1.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flonase (4 people, 4.00%)
- Naprosyn (4 people, 4.00%)
- Ultram (4 people, 4.00%)
- Diflucan (3 people, 3.00%)
- Zocor (3 people, 3.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- By angelbaby: Has anyone suffered weight gain from taking 8 norco a day, and how bad are the withdrawl symptoms? i am having surgery on my feet in december and then i was to get off this very addictive drug.
(for a 51 year old woman who has Weight Gain - Unintentional)
I have been taking about 8 norco 10/325 for a little more than a year. My thyroid is now not working well and I have gained 15 lbs and keep gaining. Can this be caused by the norco. Also, even more important, I am having surgery on my feet in december and then I want to get off this horrible addicti ...
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(for a 20 year old woman who has Anxiety And Stress, and takes Implanon)
I have been on the implanon birth control now for 2 years and I have been experiencing severe anxiety and fears. I never used to be this bad. I am 20 years old and now am scared to even be alone in my home at night. I am good during the day but once it starts getting dark I am terrified of everythin ...
(Number of patients like mommyof1: 4,692)
- By KeppraKills: Weight gain and suicidal thoughts from levetiracetam? know a lawyer to bring justice?
(for a 38 year old man who has Weight Gain - Unintentional, and takes Levetiracetam)
On Levetiracetam, I gained 130 lbs, experienced frantic thoughts of killing myself, depression, mania, anxiety, mood swings, and was even misdiagnosed as bipolar. Upon stopping the medication, I lost 130 lbs. in 8 months. I have incurred $20,000 so far in medical costs from the weight loss. I am ...
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