Implanon side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Implanon side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Implanon. The review is based on 10,301 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Implanon

Implanon has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Implanon 10,813 users)


On Mar, 06, 2019

10,301 people who take Implanon are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Implanon side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Medical device complication
  • Implant site infection
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Surgery
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Implant site pruritus
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
1 - 6 months:
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Weight increased
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
6 - 12 months:
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Weight increased
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Medical device complication
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
1 - 2 years:
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Weight increased
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Weight decreased
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Surgery
  • Headache (pain in head)
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Surgery
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Medical device complication
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
5 - 10 years:
  • Breast cancer
  • Maternal exposure before pregnancy (use of substance before pregnancy)
  • Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)
  • Breast cancer metastatic
  • Bundle branch block right (absence of transmission of electric impulses from the atrioventricular (av) bundle of his to the right ventricle)
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)
  • Surgery
  • Medical device complication
  • Overdose
10+ years:
  • Breast cancer
  • Implant site reaction
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Uterine polyp (a mass in the inner lining of the uterus)
  • Weight increased
not specified:
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Implant site pain
  • Weight decreased
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
  • Surgery

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight increased
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Medical device complication
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Surgery
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Pain in extremity
male:
  • Premature baby
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Fungal infection
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hydrocele
  • Infection
  • Macrosomia (a condition in which a baby is abnormally large before birth)
  • Pregnancy on contraceptive
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Neonatal aspiration (aspiration by neonate)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Respiratory disorder neonatal (disease of respiratory organs in a month old baby)
  • Cytogenetic abnormality
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Jaundice neonatal (yellowing of skin in neonate)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Neonatal respiratory failure (a life-threatening condition in which respiratory function is inadequate to maintain the body's need for oxygen supply and carbon dioxide removal while at rest)
  • Screaming (a long loud piercing cry)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
2-9:

n/a

10-19:
  • Pain
  • Weight increased
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Medical device complication
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight decreased
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
20-29:
  • Weight increased
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Medical device complication
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Surgery
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
30-39:
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Weight increased
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Medical device complication
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Menstruation irregular
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Surgery
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Breast cancer
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
  • Breast cancer female
  • Medical device complication
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Overdose
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
50-59:
  • Brain neoplasm (tumour of brain)
  • Surgery
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Blood oestrogen increased
  • Breast cancer
  • Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
  • Device dislocation
  • Haemorrhage urinary tract (bleeding from uterine)
  • Medical device complication
  • Meningioma (a diverse set of tumours arising from the meninges)
60+:
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • Injected limb mobility decreased
  • Pregnancy on contraceptive
  • Therapeutic response decreased (less preventive response)
  • Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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