Nexplanon Implant 68Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Nexplanon: Implant (68mg)

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What is this Medicine?

ETONOGESTREL (et oh noe JES trel) is a contraceptive (birth control) device. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used for up to 3 years.

In-Depth Information

Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant

NDC: 000520274
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Contraception

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Endometriosis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Avoid temperatures above 86 degrees F
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Protect from direct sunlight
Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant

Reported Side Effects for Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant

Migraine Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rhinitis Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fluid From Breast Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Loss Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Irritation Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hot Flashes Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
5.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
5.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
6.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
6.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
7.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
7.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
9.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
9.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
10.8-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
10.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
12.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
13.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
13.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
14.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
24.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant(Etonogestrel)
Grapefruit juice and Etonogestrel(Etonogestrel)
Grapefruit juice may increase levels of hormones in the blood. Do not significantly change your grapefruit intake while taking Etonogestrel. Report any increase in common side effects, like headache, nausea, fluid retention, or mood changes to your health care professional.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Second Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Third Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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