Generic name: Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant
Brand name: Implanon, Nexplanon
Etonogestrel contraceptive implant is a long term choice to the women to control birth. Etonogestrel implant accommodates a hormone that works by inhibiting ovulation. It is used as a contraceptive that helps to prohibit pregnancy.
Implanon (Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant) Uses
The medication etonogestrel contraceptive implant under the brand name implanon is used to control and prevent birth and pregnancy. Implanon is a small flexible rod about the size of match stick, placed under the skin of the upper arm. The medication works by causing changes in the uterine lining and cervical mucus, which make it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus and the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Implanon is a kind of long acting reversible contraception, which is considered as one of the most effective birth control form.
Implanon (Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant) Adverse Effects
Some of the possible side effects can be occur from the medication that may be short term or long term. Call your doctor and get medical help immediately if any side effects you observe.
The common and short term side effects includes unusual weight gain, pain, changes in menstrual period, back pain, numbness, pain where the implant is placed, headache, mood swings, sore throat, vaginal discharge and itching, acne and breast pain.
The serious and long term side effects from the medication includes breast lump, severe headache, sudden cough, severe pain in pelvic area, dangerously high blood pressure, jaundice, chest pain and swelling where the implant was placed.
Implanon (Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant) Precautions
Before taking the medication discuss if you have any allergic reaction with your doctor or health provider as this medication can cause allergic reactions. The pregnant women should avoid taking the medication if recently conceived a baby wait atleast 3 weeks.
Before taking the medication tell your doctor about your medical history if you have like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney disease, ovarian cyst, gall bladder disease, diabetes and headaches.
Implanon (Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant) Interaction
The medications that can interact with Implanon includes seizure medications, narcolepsy medications, antifungal medications, bosentan, medications for HIV, Aids and Hepatitis C, barbiturate, dexamethasone, rifabutin and many other.
Before taking the medication tell your doctor if you are taking medications like over the counter and prescription medications, herbals, vitamins and supplements for the treatment of other medical conditions. The interaction may affect the working of the medication and increase the risk of severe side effects