- Are ParaGard and Implanon the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Implanon?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of ParaGard?
- What is Implanon?
- What is ParaGard?
- What Drugs Interact with Implanon?
- What Drugs Interact with ParaGard?
- How Should Implanon Be Taken?
- How Should ParaGard Be Taken?
Are Implanon and ParaGard the Same Thing?
Implanon and ParaGard are different types of contraceptives. Implanon is a contraceptive implant used to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. ParaGard T 380A is an intrauterine device (IUD) used to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 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 ParaGard?
Common side effects of ParaGard include:
- heavier, longer periods and spotting between periods;
- most of these side effects diminish after 2-3 months
Uncommon but serious side effects of ParaGard include:
- pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),
- difficult removals,
- perforation of the uterine wall, and
- expulsion of the device
What is Implanon?
Implanon (etonogestrel) is a contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy.
What is ParaGard?
ParaGard T 380A (intrauterine copper contraceptive) is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
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 ParaGard Be Taken?
All drug information provided on RxList.com is sourced directly from drug monographs published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Any drug information published on RxList.com regarding general drug information, drug side effects, drug usage, dosage, and more are sourced from the original drug documentation found in its FDA drug monograph.
Drug information found in the drug comparisons published on RxList.com is primarily sourced from the FDA drug information. The drug comparison information found in this article does not contain any data from clinical trials with human participants or animals performed by any of the drug manufacturers comparing the drugs.
The drug comparisons information provided does not cover every potential use, warning, drug interaction, side effect, or adverse or allergic reaction. RxList.com assumes no responsibility for any healthcare administered to a person based on the information found on this site.
As drug information can and will change at any time, RxList.com makes every effort to update its drug information. Due to the time-sensitive nature of drug information, RxList.com makes no guarantees that the information provided is the most current.
Any missing drug warnings or information does not in any way guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or the lack of adverse effects of any drug. The drug information provided is intended for reference only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
If you have specific questions regarding a drug’s safety, side effects, usage, warnings, etc., you should contact your doctor or pharmacist, or refer to the individual drug monograph details found on the FDA.gov or RxList.com websites for more information.
You may also report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA by visiting the FDA MedWatch website or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
RxList. Implanon Product Monograph.
RxList. ParaGard Product Monograph.