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Review: could Implanon cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Implanon, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lamictal, and have Birth control.

We study 2,963 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 2,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 143 people (4.83%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Implanon reports

Time on Implanon when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain2.70%24.32%37.84%10.81%24.32%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Implanon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%23.00%46.00%22.00%9.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Implanon ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%50.00%16.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (98 people, 68.53%)
  2. Birth control (4 people, 2.80%)
  3. Depression (2 people, 1.40%)
  4. Inflammatory bowel disease (1 people, 0.70%)
  5. Thyroiditis chronic (1 people, 0.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (6 people, 4.20%)
  2. Ultram (4 people, 2.80%)
  3. Naprosyn (4 people, 2.80%)
  4. Flonase (4 people, 2.80%)
  5. Zocor (3 people, 2.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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.

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    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.

    Reply

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