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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 525 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 546 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

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

On Jan, 26, 2015: 525 people who reported to have side effects when taking Nexplanon are studied

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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)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pregnancy With Implant Contraceptive
Implant Site SwellingAbortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Rash (redness)Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
Complication Of Device InsertionPremature DeliveryAbnormal Weight GainConstipationCanker Sores (painful, open sore in the mouth)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
Device ExpulsionErythema (redness of the skin)Hypokinesia (decreased bodily movement)Headache (pain in head)Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)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)Haemorrhage (bleeding)Flank 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 AttackGroin PainItchingMetrorrhagia (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)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Convulsion (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 MoodAnti-thyroid Antibody PositiveMenorrhagia (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 AggravatedPyrexia (fever)Erysipelas (bacterial skin infection)Depression
VomitingPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Implant Site Erythema (redness at implant site)Headache (pain in head)
Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)ConstipationHeadache (pain in head)Haematoma (collection of blood outside the blood vessels)
Laceration (tearing of soft body tissue)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Abortion Missed (delayed or silent miscarriage)Procedural Pain
AggressionHeadache (pain in head)Device 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)Vision BlurredImplant Site PainImplant Site Haematoma (blood clot at implant site)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I experienced signs of pregnancy about two weeks ago...thick white vaginal discharge for about a week and a half, very sore and tender nipples, extreme fatigue. Now I woke up soaked in blood, even after putting a SUPER tampon in before bed. The cramps have been really intense as well. Could this be a miscarriage? I never took a pregnancy test.

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  • Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

    I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.

    I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.

    I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.

    My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.

    As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
  • Implanon removal and the side effects of it
    After removing implanon I had no menstrual cycle and a lot of pain. Found out I have cyst on my ovaries.

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