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All Jadelle® (levonorgestrel implants (unavailable in us)) implants should be removed before inserting a new set of implants or initiating use of any other hormonal contraceptive. If more than 2 Jadelle® (levonorgestrel implants (unavailable in us)) implants are in situ, or if any Jadelle® (levonorgestrel implants (unavailable in us)) implants are in situ while another hormonal contraceptive is used, uterine bleeding patterns may be altered.


  1. Active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders. (There is insufficient information regarding women who have had previous thromboembolic disease.)
  2. Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  3. Known or suspected pregnancy.
  4. Acute liver disease, benign or malignant liver tumors.
  5. Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast.
  6. History of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
  7. Hypersensitivity to levonorgestrel or any of the components of the implants.
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2008


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