Review: could Implanon cause Weight gain?
Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Implanon, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Lamictal, and have Contraception.
We study 2,933 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Implanon (latest outcomes from 3,148 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.
Weight gain (latest reports from 521,524 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,893 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 141 people (4.87%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 520,671 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
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||2.86%||25.71%||37.14%||11.43%||22.86%||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 (98 people, 69.50%)
- Birth control (3 people, 2.13%)
- Depression (2 people, 1.42%)
- Thyroiditis chronic (1 people, 0.71%)
- Colitis ulcerative (1 people, 0.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (6 people, 4.26%)
- Flonase (4 people, 2.84%)
- Naprosyn (4 people, 2.84%)
- Ultram (4 people, 2.84%)
- Zocor (3 people, 2.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Implanon (etonogestrel) is often used for birth control. Find out below the conditions Implanon is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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I was 18 years old and just had my first child. My doctor recommended Implanon as a birth control contraceptive. It has been four years going to the fifth year with Implanon as my birth control contraceptive. I had bad headaches during this whole time. Then, I had my annual exams and my doctor found a cyst on my ovary. He also tells me that I have high blood pressure along with so many other problems that I am to embarrased to share. Before using the Implanon, I did research the risks but I never found the studies that I have read today. I wish someone provided this information when I needed it.
sara. on Jan, 25, 2013:
I am a 29 year old female. Am black, from Nigeria. Haven't had any childbirth yet. I had implanon inserted on January 2nd,2013. Barely 3weeks into, I have had inceassant headaches, that really disturb me. I usually have them early in d mornings and evenings. I try surpressing them with panadol. I would get the relieve but only for a while. Pls, is it possible that my recent drastic loss of hair is also associated with Implanon? Pls,I urgently need your candid advice. How do I manage d headaches, especially.
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