discuss NEXPLANON with your doctor to see if it’s right for you
It takes a few minutes in a doctor’s office to have NEXPLANON inserted in your arm.
where is NEXPLANON inserted?
You probably know NEXPLANON is inserted in your arm, but where might still be a mystery.
A trained healthcare provider will insert the NEXPLANON implant on the inside of your upper, non-dominant arm.
The implant is placed discreetly underneath the skin. While you won’t necessarily see it, you should be able to feel it just beneath the skin if you touch it.
A trained healthcare provider will cover the site where NEXPLANON was placed with 2 bandages. Leave the top bandage on for 24 hours. Keep the smaller bandage clean, dry, and in place for 3 to 5 days.
the timing of the insertion is important
A trained healthcare provider may perform a pregnancy test before inserting NEXPLANON.
A trained healthcare provider will help you determine when to have NEXPLANON inserted. The timing will depend upon whether you are currently using birth control and which method you are using. You should not use NEXPLANON if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
You should have NEXPLANON inserted within 5 days of your regular menstrual bleeding. If NEXPLANON is inserted after the fifth day of your period, then you should use additional contraceptive methods, such as a condom, for the first 7 days after insertion.
following insertion, you will wear a pressure bandage for 24 hours
After 24 hours, you’ll want to remove the pressure bandage and keep the adhesive bandage on for 3-5 days until the insertion site fully heals.Details on after insertion care
you just got NEXPLANON
Here is some helpful information to keep you informed. And if you have any questions, please consult your doctor.
wear your top bandage
The compression bandage helps minimize bruising.
keep your implant site covered
While the insertion site is healing, keep the area covered with a smaller bandage.
the timing of your insertion
if implanted within the first 5 days of your normal menstrual cycle
No other birth control methods need to be used.
if inserted after the 5th day of your normal menstrual cycle
Then you should use an additional contraceptive method (such as a condom) for the first 7 days after insertion.
be sure to check immediately after insertion for your NEXPLANON implant
If at any time you cannot feel the NEXPLANON implant, contact your doctor immediately and use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as condoms) until your doctor confirms that the implant is in place.
call your doctor immediately if you have …
|pain in your lower leg||That does not go away|
|severe chest pain||Or heaviness in your chest|
|sudden shortness of breath||Sharp chest pain or coughing blood|
|symptoms of severe allergic reaction||Such as swollen face, tongue, or throat or have trouble breathing or swallowing|
|sudden severe headache||Unlike your usual headaches|
|weakness or numbness||In your arm or leg or trouble speaking|
|sudden blindness||Either partial or complete|
|yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes||Especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or light-colored bowel movements|
|severe pain, swelling or tenderness||In the lower stomach (abdomen)|
|lump in your breast||You should be checking regularly|
|problems sleeping||Or lack of energy, tiredness, or you feel very sad|
|heavy menstrual bleeding||Heavier than usual|
|suspect the implant is broken or bent||While in your arm due to external forces|