How Is NEXPLANON Inserted?

NEXPLANON takes a few minutes to insert in your health care provider’s office.

NEXPLANON is inserted in your arm by a trained health care provider through a minor surgical procedure.

During the process, the area is numbed, and an applicator gently guides NEXPLANON into place.

Immediately after insertion, you and your health care provider will feel for NEXPLANON to ensure that it is correctly located.

NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Is Inserted in Your Arm by a Trained Health Care Provider

After NEXPLANON is inserted

If at any point after the insertion you do not feel the NEXPLANON implant, contact your health care provider immediately. To prevent becoming pregnant, begin a non-hormonal birth control method (such as condoms) until your health care provider confirms that the implant is in place. Note that the implant may not be able to be placed in your arm due to a failed insertion. In this case, you will not experience the benefits of NEXPLANON, and may become pregnant.
Following the insertion, you’ll have to wear a pressure bandage for 24 hours and a small bandage for 3 to 5 days.

The timing of the insertion is important. Your health care provider may:

The timing of the insertion is important. Your health care provider may:

  • Perform a pregnancy test before inserting NEXPLANON

  • Schedule the insertion at a specific time of your menstrual cycle (for example, within the first 5 days of your regular menstrual bleeding). If the implant is placed after the fifth day of menses, then you should use an additional contraceptive method (such as a condom) for the first 7 days after insertion.

  • Perform a pregnancy test before inserting NEXPLANON

  • Schedule the insertion at a specific time of your menstrual cycle (for example, within the first 5 days of your regular menstrual bleeding). If the implant is placed after the fifth day of menses, then you should use an additional contraceptive method (such as a condom) for the first 7 days after insertion.

NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Is Inserted in Your Arm by a Trained Health Care Provider
USER CARD for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque
You will get a USER CARD to keep at home with your health records. Your health care provider will fill out the USER CARD with the date the implant was inserted and the date the implant is to be removed. Keep track of the date the implant is to be removed. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to remove the implant on or before the removal date.
Be sure to have checkups as advised by your health care provider.
Discuss What You May Expect Before, During, and After Insertion of NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque With Your Health Care Provider
Talk to your health care provider to see if NEXPLANON is right for you.
Talk to your health care provider to see if NEXPLANON is right for you.
See a list of questions to discuss with your health care provider.
Discuss What You May Expect Before, During, and After Insertion of NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque With Your Health Care Provider
Talk to your health care provider to
see if NEXPLANON is right for you.
See a list of questions to discuss with your health care provider.

 


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  • You should not use NEXPLANON if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant; have or have had blood clots;
  • You should not use NEXPLANON if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant; have or have had blood clots; have liver disease or a liver tumor; have unexplained vaginal bleeding; have breast cancer or any other cancer that is sensitive to progestin (a female hormone), now or in the past; or are allergic to anything in NEXPLANON.