Implanon and Blindness - from FDA reports


Blindness is found among people who take Implanon, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fluoxetine, and have Amenorrhea. This review analyzes which people have Blindness with Implanon. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 9,310 people who have side effects when taking Implanon from FDA , and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 11, 2018

9,310 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon.
Among them, 15 people (0.16%) have Blindness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Implanon cause Blindness?

Time on Implanon when people have Blindness *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Implanon *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Implanon *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10 %
  • 20-29: 70 %
  • 30-39: 10 %
  • 40-49: 10 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Premenstrual Syndrome: 1 person, 6.67%
  • Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 1 person, 6.67%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin: 1 person, 6.67%
  • Promethazine: 1 person, 6.67%
  • Mirena: 1 person, 6.67%
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen: 1 person, 6.67%
  • Fluoxetine: 1 person, 6.67%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Intracranial Pressure Increased (high pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid): 4 people, 26.67%
  • Headache (pain in head): 4 people, 26.67%
  • Dizziness: 3 people, 20.00%
  • Retinal Vein Thrombosis (clot formation in small veins that carry blood away from the retina): 2 people, 13.33%
  • Retinal Artery Thrombosis (blood clot in retinal artery): 2 people, 13.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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