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Review: Nexplanon side effects

In this review, we analyze Nexplanon side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Nexplanon. The review is based on 502 people who have side effects while taking Nexplanon from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Nexplanon

Nexplanon (latest outcomes from 537 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (etonogestrel): Implanon.

On Nov, 25, 2014: 502 people who reported to have side effects when taking Nexplanon are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Medical Device ComplicationPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMedical Device ComplicationPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveVaginal Odourn/an/aMedical Device Complication
Implant Site PainMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Low Back PainPregnancy With Implant Contraceptive
Implant Site SwellingAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)AnxietyMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
Complication Of Device InsertionPremature DeliveryMotor Dysfunction (dysfunction of a muscle, nerve, or centre that effects or produces motion)ConstipationDry MouthAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
Device ExpulsionExcessive Granulation Tissue (excessive collagen-rich tissue which forms at the site of an injury)Hypokinesia (decreased bodily movement)Pregnancy Test False PositiveUrticaria Chronic (long lasting rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)
Implant Site PruritusImplant Site PainMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Haemorrhage (bleeding)Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)Implant Site Pain
HypersensitivityErythema (redness of the skin)Panic AttackGroin PainRash Generalised (rash on most of body parts)Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Depressed MoodRash (redness)Complication Of Device Insertion
Implant Site Erythema (redness at implant site)Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Headache (pain in head)Canker Sores (painful, open sore in the mouth)Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
Swelling FaceErysipelas (bacterial skin infection)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Skin Necrosis (skin damage)Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Premature Babyn/aEpilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)n/an/a
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveLoss Of Employment
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Drug IneffectiveDizziness
Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptivePremature DeliveryAbortion Induced (medically referred abortion)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Condition AggravatedPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Erysipelas (bacterial skin infection)Depression
VomitingParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Implant Site Erythema (redness at implant site)Headache (pain in head)
Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Pyrexia (fever)Abortion Missed (delayed or silent miscarriage)Haematoma (collection of blood outside the blood vessels)
AggressionVision BlurredDevice DislocationProcedural Pain
Laceration (tearing of soft body tissue)ConstipationHeadache (pain in head)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Implant Site ReactionAnxietyIntracranial Pressure Increased (high pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid)Implant Site Haematoma (blood clot at implant site)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have had weight gain, dizzeyness upon standing, heart palpitations, chest pain bending over. Tingling arms and legs. High blood pressure. Severe cramps

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Since I've had the implant I constantly get canker sores. I have 4 right now. And no I don't have oral herpes.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Flank pain gets worse when stressed

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