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Thinking of getting my teenager on Implanon. Good or bad idea?

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Rajive Goel 11 Jul 2011

Possible side effects of etonogestrel implant - Implanon:

Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Some serious side effects:

warmth, redness, swelling, or oozing where the implant was inserted; sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; severe pain or cramping in your pelvic area (may be only on one side); sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes.

Precautions when taking etonogestrel implant - Implanon:

Before having the rod placed, ask the doctor/pharmacist to check if she is allergic to etonogestrel; or to other progestins; or to any anesthetics or antiseptics that might be used in the procedure; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.

Please weigh the pros & cons after you have spoken to a medical practitioner & seek her/his advice before getting your teenager on Implanon.

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