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Implanon Etonogestrel and/or alternatives
Implanon 68mgMarketed as Nexplanon in European Union Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Implanon
Implanon is used to prevent pregnancy in women. Implanon is a contraceptive belonging to the Progestin class of drugs. The generic name of Implanon is Etonogestrel. You can buy Implanon if you want to avoid a pregnancy. The medication is administered as an implant which is inserted below the skin of the upper arm.
Indications & Dosage of Implanon
Implanon is a contraceptive used by women. It is available in the form of a plastic rod that is implanted beneath the skin of the upper arm. Implanon consists of etonogestrel - a hormone responsible for preventing ovulation. Etonogestrel makes it difficult for sperm to get into the uterus by affecting the uterine lining and cervical mucus. It also prevents the fertilized eggs from sticking to the uterine wall. The Implanon rod, when inserted in the skin, releases the hormone which prevents a pregnancy. The drug remains effective for 3 years.
An adult woman is given a single implant of Implanon which will act as a contraceptive for 3 years.
Implanon should only be administered by a trained healthcare professional. The implant should be inserted within the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle. You should get the implant removed after 3 years. If you wish to discontinue using Implanon, you can ask your doctor to remove it before the 3 year timeframe.
Side Effects & Interactions of Implanon
Implanon is known to cause some minor side effects. You may consult your doctor if any of these persist:
- Breast pain
- Weight gain
- Menstrual cramps
- Changes in menstrual pattern
- Appearance of acne and freckles
- Vaginal itching and discharge
- Headache, nausea, dizziness
- Loss of hair, increased hair growth
- Scarring and bleeding at the site of the implant
- Pain, tingling or numbness at the site of the implant
Women with Implanon implant may experience some serious side effects that require medical care. Contact your doctor immediately if you witness any of these side effects :
- Swelling of the hands, feet and ankles
- Symptoms of depression
- Acute pain or cramps in the pelvic area
- Chest pain
- Problems with vision, balance or hearing
- Redness, swelling, warmth and oozing at the site of the implant
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
Implanon interacts with other drugs, which makes it less effective. Your doctor must be informed if you take any of these medicines :
- Tranexamic Acid
- St. John’s Wort
Warnings & Precautions of Implanon
Do not buy Implanon if you are pregnant. After delivery, wait for at least 3 weeks before getting an Implanon implant. If you breastfeed your baby, then you must wait for 4 weeks. You should not take Implanon if you have any of these medical conditions:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Liver cancer
- Liver disease
- History of breast cancer
- History of blood clot or stroke
If you have any of the following medical conditions, you need to undergo special medical tests before you buy Implanon:
- High blood pressure
- Ovarian cysts
- History of depression
- High cholesterol
- Congestive heart failure or any heart disease
Young girls below 18 years of age should not get the Implanon implant. Abstain from smoking if you have an Implanon implant as this can increase the chances of blood clots and strokes. Before getting the implant, you must undergo a pregnancy test to confirm that you are not pregnant.
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