Selected Safety Information
- Hormonal contraceptives may affect the metabolism of other drugs. Consequently, plasma concentrations may either increase (for example, cyclosporin) or decrease (for example, lamotrigine).
- Rule out pregnancy before inserting NEXPLANON.
NEXPLANON is a contraceptive with efficacy that doesn’t completely rely on her. Consider the following information when counselling appropriate patients about NEXPLANON.
>99% effective with just 1 insertion - with less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use NEXPLANON for one year
No self-administration required
Efficacy is achieved through the implant’s continuous release of etonogestrel over 3 years
fertility has been shown to return quickly after removal
In clinical trials of non-radiopaque etonogestrel implant (IMPLANON), pregnancies occurred as early as 7 to 14 days after removal
A patient should restart contraception immediately after removal of NEXPLANON if continued contraceptive protection is desired
Failure to remove the implant may result in continued effects of etonogestrel, such as compromised fertility, ectopic pregnancy, or persistence or occurrence of a drug-related adverse event
1 insertion for up to 3 years
Does not depend on daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly administration
NEXPLANON must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced by a new NEXPLANON at the time of removal, if continued contraceptive protection is desired
1 flexible NEXPLANON just under her skin
A single NEXPLANON inserted in a discreet location in the inner side of the upper arm
A soft and flexible implant
Small in size (4 cm in length, 2 mm in diameter), so no one has to know it is there but you and her