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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 531 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 558 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

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

On Feb, 26, 2015: 531 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 ComplicationMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Medical Device ComplicationPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveVaginal Odourn/an/aMedical Device Complication
Implant Site PainPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)ItchingPregnancy With Implant Contraceptive
Implant Site SwellingAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Exercise Tolerance DecreasedMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
Complication Of Device InsertionPremature DeliveryAbnormal Weight GainConstipationInsomnia (sleeplessness)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
Device ExpulsionErythema (redness of the skin)Hypokinesia (decreased bodily movement)Headache (pain in head)Rash (redness)Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)
Implant Site PruritusExcessive Granulation Tissue (excessive collagen-rich tissue which forms at the site of an injury)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Groin PainFlank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Implant Site Pain
Implant Site Erythema (redness at implant site)Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)Panic AttackHaemorrhage (bleeding)Canker Sores (painful, open sore in the mouth)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)Pregnancy Test False PositivePityriasis Rosea (itchy rash develops over the trunk and extremities)Complication Of Device Insertion
HypersensitivityImplant Site PainPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Skin Necrosis (skin damage)PcosConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)Motor Dysfunction (dysfunction of a muscle, nerve, or centre that effects or produces motion)Depressed MoodPainMenorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)

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 ContraceptivePregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveCerebral 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)Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Loss Of Employment
Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Abortion Induced (medically referred abortion)Dizziness
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Premature DeliveryDrug IneffectiveInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Condition AggravatedVision BlurredErysipelas (bacterial skin infection)Depression
VomitingPyrexia (fever)Abortion Missed (delayed or silent miscarriage)Headache (pain in head)
Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)PainImplant Site Erythema (redness at implant site)Haematoma (collection of blood outside the blood vessels)
Laceration (tearing of soft body tissue)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Procedural Pain
AggressionConstipationDevice DislocationParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Medical Device ComplicationImplant Site Haematoma (blood clot at implant site)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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