Important Safety Information about NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant)
- Cysts may develop on the ovaries and usually go away without treatment, but sometimes surgery is needed to remove them.
- Besides changes in menstrual bleeding patterns, other common side effects reported in women using NEXPLANON during clinical trials include: headaches; vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina); weight gain; acne; breast pain; viral infection such as sore throats or flu-like symptoms; stomach pain; painful periods; mood swings, nervousness, or depressed mood; back pain; nausea; dizziness; pain and pain at the site of insertion.
Talking to your health care provider
Having a candid conversation with your health care provider about your preferences, lifestyle and medical history will help you and your health care provider make a decision that's right for you.
To help you start the conversation with your health care provider about NEXPLANON, think about printing out and bringing this list of questions to your next appointment.
Questions about NEXPLANON
Is NEXPLANON appropriate for me?
What makes NEXPLANON different from other types of birth control?
What are the possible risks and side effects of NEXPLANON?
How do I get NEXPLANON?
How do I use NEXPLANON?
How is NEXPLANON inserted and removed?
Will I be able to feel NEXPLANON?
How will NEXPLANON affect my periods?
What do I do after three years?
NEXPLANON must be inserted and removed by a health care provider who has completed a clinical training program offered by Merck. Have you been trained to insert and remove NEXPLANON?