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Common Implanon Side Effects


The most commonly reported Implanon side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Medical Device Complication (674)
Metrorrhagia (427)
Device Difficult To Use (390)
Menorrhagia (351)
Amenorrhoea (320)
Weight Increased (310)
No Adverse Event (298)
Menstruation Irregular (297)
Device Breakage (269)
Device Dislocation (267)
Pregnancy With Implant Contraceptive (261)
Headache (249)
Unintended Pregnancy (246)
Abortion Spontaneous (218)
Implant Site Pain (209)
Nausea (164)
Device Deployment Issue (143)
Pain In Extremity (134)
Dizziness (126)
Product Quality Issue (126)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Implanon Side Effects Reported to FDA



Implanon Side Effect Report#9999518
Menorrhagia, Amenorrhoea
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: 1 Rod Up To 3 Years, Right Arm, start time: 201102), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Menorrhagia, Amenorrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Menorrhagia side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9999092
Medical Device Removal
This report suggests a potential Implanon Medical Device Removal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Implanon (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Medical Device RemovalAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Medical Device Removal, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9994388
Amenorrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea, Asthenia, Vomiting
This Amenorrhoea problem was reported by a physician from US. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,muscle spasms,headache. On 201010 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: 1 Rod Up To 3 Yrs, Under The Skin In The Left Arm). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Ibuprofen
When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Amenorrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea, Asthenia, VomitingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Amenorrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9991806
Menorrhagia
This Menorrhagia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on 201302. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: MenorrhagiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9991253
Haemorrhage Urinary Tract, Menorrhagia, Menstrual Disorder, Menstruation Irregular
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: Standard, start time: 201209), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage Urinary Tract, Menorrhagia, Menstrual Disorder, Menstruation Irregular after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Haemorrhage Urinary Tract side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9987228
Colon Cancer, Anaemia
This report suggests a potential Implanon Colon Cancer side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from RU was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Implanon (dosage: Unk) starting
Feb 13, 2014. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Colon Cancer, AnaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Colon Cancer, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9983601
Amenorrhoea, Vaginal Haemorrhage
This Amenorrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Jan 09, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: 3 Year Implant). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Amenorrhoea, Vaginal HaemorrhageAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Amenorrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9983325
Hospitalisation
This Hospitalisation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FR. A 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Jun 11, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HospitalisationThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon. The patient was hospitalized.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9972819
Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Haemorrhage side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9961347
Weight Increased, Medical Device Removal
This report suggests a potential Implanon Weight Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Implanon (dosage: Unk) starting
Jul 20, 2012. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Weight Increased, Medical Device RemovalAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Weight Increased, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9961320
Medical Device Complication, Device Deployment Issue, Device Dislocation, Device Difficult To Use
This Medical Device Complication problem was reported by a health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Oct 29, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Medical Device Complication, Device Deployment Issue, Device Dislocation, Device Difficult To UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Medical Device Complication, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9958580
Haemorrhage, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Right Arm), which was initiated on
Jun 22, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemorrhage, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, DepressionThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9958363
Haemorrhage, Non-consummation, Device Difficult To Use, Medical Device Complication, Weight Increased, Medical Device Complication
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: As Directed, start time:
Aug 14, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage, Non-consummation, Device Difficult To Use, Medical Device Complication, Weight Increased, Medical Device Complication after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Haemorrhage side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9953821
Menstruation Irregular, Medical Device Removal
This report suggests a potential Implanon Menstruation Irregular side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Implanon (dosage: Unk) starting
Jun 01, 2011. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Menstruation Irregular, Medical Device RemovalAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Menstruation Irregular, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9950146
Surgery, Mood Swings, Metrorrhagia, Medical Device Complication, Loss Of Libido, Amenorrhoea
This Surgery problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2010 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: 1 Df, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Surgery, Mood Swings, Metrorrhagia, Medical Device Complication, Loss Of Libido, AmenorrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Surgery, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9949110
Medical Device Removal, Device Deployment Issue, Medical Device Complication
This Medical Device Removal side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Medical Device Removal, Device Deployment Issue, Medical Device ComplicationThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9948661
Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: menstruation delayed,abdominal discomfort, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years In Left Arm, start time:
Apr 08, 2013), combined with:
  • Tagamet
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Haemorrhage side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9943133
Back Pain, Acne, Depression, Menstruation Irregular, Polymenorrhoea
This report suggests a potential Implanon Back Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Implanon (dosage: 1 Rod Every Three Years) starting
Jul 10, 2013. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Back Pain, Acne, Depression, Menstruation Irregular, PolymenorrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Back Pain, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9937657
Medical Device Removal
This Medical Device Removal problem was reported by a physician from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Aug 18, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Medical Device RemovalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Medical Device Removal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9937653
Medical Device Removal
This Medical Device Removal side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 28-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Feb 17, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Medical Device RemovalThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9937384
Bloody Discharge, Acne, Skin Disorder
This is a report of a 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from RU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: Unk, start time:
May 02, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Bloody Discharge, Acne, Skin Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Bloody Discharge side effect.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9937333
Device Breakage, Implant Site Urticaria, Implant Site Pruritus, Implant Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Implanon Device Breakage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Implanon (dosage: 68mg) starting
Jan 16, 2012. After starting Implanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Device Breakage, Implant Site Urticaria, Implant Site Pruritus, Implant Site PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Implanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Device Breakage, may still occur.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9934249
Amenorrhoea
This Amenorrhoea problem was reported by a physician from US. A 37-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201010 this consumer started treatment with Implanon (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Implanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AmenorrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Amenorrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9931342
Adverse Event, Exposure During Pregnancy, Oropharyngeal Pain, Urinary Tract Infection
This Adverse Event side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Implanon (drug dosage: Left Arm Insertion, 3 Years), which was initiated on
Mar 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Implanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Adverse Event, Exposure During Pregnancy, Oropharyngeal Pain, Urinary Tract InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Implanon. The patient was hospitalized.
Implanon Side Effect Report#9928032
Amenorrhoea, Metrorrhagia, Device Breakage
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Implanon (dosage: Unk, start time: 201204), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Amenorrhoea, Metrorrhagia, Device Breakage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Implanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Amenorrhoea side effect.


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The appearance of Implanon on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
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  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Implanon reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

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    Implanon Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0052-0272
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameIMPLANON
    Nameetonogestrel
    Dosage FormIMPLANT
    RouteSUBCUTANEOUS
    On market since20110906
    LabelerOrganon USA Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)ETONOGESTREL
    Strength(s)68
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassProgesterone Congeners [Chemical/Ingredient],Progestin [EPC]

    Implanon Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 4076

    Implanon safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 37

    Reported hospitalizations: 409

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