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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 487 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 517 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

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

On Sep, 1, 2014: 487 people who reported to have side effects when taking Nexplanon are studied


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 PregnancyMedical Device ComplicationPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveRash Generalisedn/an/aMedical Device Complication
Implant Site PainPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveAbortion SpontaneousAbortion SpontaneousApplication Site RashPregnancy With Implant Contraceptive
Implant Site SwellingAbortion SpontaneousPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During PregnancyPseudogoutMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy
Complication Of Device InsertionPremature DeliveryParaesthesiaConstipationUrticaria ChronicAbortion Spontaneous
Implant Site PruritusImplant Site PainHypokinesiaPregnancy Test False PositiveDry MouthEpilepsy
Device ExpulsionExcessive Granulation TissueMaternal Exposure During PregnancyHaemorrhageLow Back PainImplant Site Pain
UrticariaMenorrhagiaPanic AttackGroin PainAnxietyMetrorrhagia
HypersensitivityContusionDyspnoeaDepressed MoodMenstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or IrregularComplication Of Device Insertion
Implant Site ErythemaErythemaPalpitationsHeadacheBpdMenorrhagia
Swelling FaceHeadacheMotor DysfunctionSkin NecrosisMuscle SpasmsUnintended Pregnancy

Most common side effects by age * :

Premature Babyn/aEpilepsyPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveMaternal Exposure During PregnancyCerebral Infarctionn/an/a
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusConvulsionMaternal Exposure During PregnancyPregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveLoss Of Employment
Pregnancy With Implant ContraceptiveAbortion SpontaneousErysipelasDizziness
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyPremature DeliveryAbortion InducedInsomnia
Condition AggravatedPruritusDrug IneffectiveDepression
Abortion SpontaneousPyrexiaAbortion MissedHaematoma
FibromyalgiaVision BlurredImplant Site ErythemaProcedural Pain
LacerationConstipationDevice DislocationParaesthesia
Implant Site ReactionAngioedemaErythemaImplant Site Haematoma

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been cramping really bad and it feels lie contractions. I have also been having lower back pain and headaches. I took 3 pregnancy tests and 1 was negative and 2 had a fain positive line.


  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Implanon in left arm it doesn't happen all the time and it last like maybe 15min starts from my finger s and goes up


    erik Archer on Aug, 18, 2014:

    A close friend lost her left hand from 'complications'asociated with the implant and no one will take responsibility-her first symptoms were numbness- get it out!


  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I am epileptic or was as a child. I have not had a seizure in about 3 - 4 years now. I recently went to have my implant changed. This is my third one. All of a suddeni am experiencing frequent déjà vus, headaches and my anxiety is growing.
    I eat incredibly healthily and exercise most days. No drugs, hardly any alcohol and a strong life.

    Realising that perhaps my implant may have something to do with this and I have just never realised it!


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