What Is NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque?
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How Does NEXPLANON Work?

NEXPLANON works using hormones that stop an egg from being released by your ovary and prevents sperm from reaching the egg. It also changes the lining of your uterus.
NEXPLANON is considered a long-acting birth control option, providing up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy protection. It must be removed by the end of the third year.
NEXPLANON is a small, thin and flexible arm implant that is placed discreetly under the skin of the inner, upper arm by your health care provider.

Birth Control Options: An Overview

This chart shows the chance of getting pregnant for women who use different methods of birth control. Each box on the chart contains a list of birth control methods that are similar in effectiveness. The most effective methods are at the top of the chart.

It’s not known if NEXPLANON is as effective in very overweight women, because clinical studies of NEXPLANON did not include many overweight women.

How Effective Is NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque?
How Effective Is NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque?
5 Fast Facts About
NEXPLANON

5 Fast Facts About NEXPLANON

Over 99% Effective: Less Than 1 Pregnancy per 100 Women Who Used NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque for 1 Year
Over 99% Effective: Less Than 1 Pregnancy per 100 Women Who Used NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque for 1 Year
1.  Highly Effective
It is a small arm implant that is just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle.
* Less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who used NEXPLANON for 1 year.
Up to 3 Years of Pregnancy Prevention: NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Must Be Removed by the End of the Third Year
Up to 3 Years of Pregnancy Prevention: NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Must Be Removed by the End of the Third Year
2.   One Rod - Up to 3 years
NEXPLANON does not require any daily, weekly, or monthly dosing, and provides up to 3 years of pregnancy prevention.
NEXPLANON must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced by a new implant at the time of removal, if you wish to continue preventing pregnancy with NEXPLANON.
Small and Flexible
Small and Flexible
3.  Small, Flexible & Discreet
The implant takes a few minutes to insert in your doctor’s office and goes just under the skin of your inner, upper arm.
It releases a continuous low dose of hormone to prevent pregnancy.
Periods May Change
Periods May change
4.  Periods May Change
You may experience longer or shorter bleeding during your periods or have no bleeding at all. The time between periods may vary, and in between periods, you may also have spotting.
In studies, one out of ten women stopped using the implant because of an unfavorable change in their bleeding pattern.
The Arm Implant Takes a Few Minutes to Insert in Your Doctor's Office and Goes Just Under the Skin of Your Inner, Upper Arm
NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Can Be Removed at Any Time. NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Must Be Removed by the End of the Third Year
NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Can Be Removed at Any Time. NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68 mg Radiopaque Must Be Removed by the End of the Third Year
5.  Reversible
NEXPLANON releases a continuous low dose of hormone to prevent pregnancy. It is reversible, so if your plans change, it can be removed by your health care provider at any time during the 3-year period.

You may be able to get NEXPLANON for free.

Check with your insurance plan for cost and coverage information.

 


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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.