Nexplanon and Pseudotumor cerebri - from FDA reports

Pseudotumor cerebri is reported only by a few people who take Nexplanon. We study 18,093 people who have side effects while taking Nexplanon from FDA. Among them, 5 have Pseudotumor cerebri. Find out below who they are, when they have Pseudotumor cerebri and more.


On Apr, 25, 2018

18,093 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexplanon.
Among them, 5 people (0.03%) have Pseudotumor cerebri

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexplanon cause Pseudotumor cerebri?

Time on Nexplanon when people have Pseudotumor cerebri *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pseudotumor cerebri when taking Nexplanon *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Pseudotumor cerebri when taking Nexplanon *:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sanctura: 1 person, 20.00%
  • Imitrex: 1 person, 20.00%
  • Celexa: 1 person, 20.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 1 person, 20.00%
  • Retinal Vein Thrombosis (clot formation in small veins that carry blood away from the retina): 1 person, 20.00%
  • Migraine With Aura (headache with vision weakness): 1 person, 20.00%
  • Menstruation Delayed (late menstruation cycle): 1 person, 20.00%
  • Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 1 person, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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