- Are Norplant and Implanon the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Implanon?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Norplant?
- What is Implanon?
- What is Norplant?
- What Drugs Interact with Implanon?
- What Drugs Interact with Norplant?
- How Should Implanon Be Taken?
- How Should Norplant Be Taken?
Are Implanon and Norplant the Same Thing?
Implanon is used to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years, and Norplant is used to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Implanon?
Common side effects of Implanon include:
- stomach cramping/bloating/pain,
- mood changes,
- breast tenderness or pain,
- hair loss,
- weight gain,
- problems with contact lenses,
- sore throat,
- flu symptoms,
- back pain,
- menstrual cramps,
- changes in menstrual periods,
- vaginal itching, and
- vaginal irritation or discharge.
Other side effects of Implanon include:
- minor bleeding, and
- scarring at the site where the rod is placed
What Are Possible Side Effects of Norplant?
Common side effects of Norplant include:
- changes in appetite,
- weight gain,
- scalp hair loss,
- prolonged menstrual bleeding,
- missed menstrual periods,
- irregular onsets of menstrual bleeding,
- frequent bleeding onsets,
- scanty menstrual bleeding,
- pain or itching near the implant site (usually temporary),
- infection at implant site,
- breast pain, and
- uterine enlargement.
Side effects of the removal of Norplant include:
- multiple incisions,
- capsule fragments remaining,
- multiple visits, and
- lengthy removal procedure.
What is Implanon?
Implanon (etonogestrel) is a contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy.
What is Norplant?
Norplant System (levonorgestrel) Implants is a hormonal contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy.
What Drugs Interact With Implanon?
What Drugs Interact With Norplant?
Norplant System may interact with phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, and hepatic enzyme inducers. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Norplant System is not recommended for use during pregnancy. The medication in Norplant System passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Implanon Be Taken?
The medicine in Implanon is contained in a small plastic rod that is implanted into the skin of your upper arm. The medicine dose is released slowly into the body. The rod can remain in place and provide continuous contraception for up to 3 years.
How Should Norplant Be Taken?
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RxList. Implanon Product Monograph.
RxList. Norplant Product Monograph.