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 2,967 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 has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 3,189 Implanon users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 13, 2015: 2,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 143 people (4.82%) 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||2.70%||24.32%||37.84%||10.81%||24.32%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Implanon * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||23.00%||46.00%||22.00%||9.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Implanon ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||16.67%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (98 people, 68.53%)
- Birth control (4 people, 2.80%)
- Depression (2 people, 1.40%)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (1 people, 0.70%)
- Thyroiditis chronic (1 people, 0.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (6 people, 4.20%)
- Ultram (4 people, 2.80%)
- Naprosyn (4 people, 2.80%)
- Flonase (4 people, 2.80%)
- Zocor (3 people, 2.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Alesse, Garcinia Cambogia for a 34-year old woman with Premenstrual Syndrome, Weight Loss. The patient has Fluid Retention, Weight Gain
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- A study of drug interactions between Bricanyl, Ventolin for a 51-year old man with Asthma. The patient has Weight Gain
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