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Nexplanon Side Effects

Common Nexplanon Side Effects


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

No Adverse Event (835)
Device Difficult To Use (762)
Product Quality Issue (584)
Device Breakage (311)
Device Expulsion (192)
Menorrhagia (165)
Implant Site Pain (164)
Medical Device Complication (161)
Device Kink (160)
Unintended Pregnancy (142)
Metrorrhagia (141)
Device Deployment Issue (128)
Device Dislocation (96)
Pain In Extremity (91)
Headache (90)
Menstruation Irregular (84)
Nausea (82)
Complication Of Device Insertion (82)
Haemorrhage (72)
Amenorrhoea (71)

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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.

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.

Nexplanon Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Nexplanon 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.


The appearance of Nexplanon 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.
Headache
This is a report of a 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Headache
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in female patients, resulting in headache side effect.

Unintended Pregnancy, Haemorrhage, Coagulopathy, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Implant Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Unintended Pregnancy, Haemorrhage, Coagulopathy, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Implant Site Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Nexplanon (dosage: Unk) starting Feb 15, 2013. Soon after starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Unintended Pregnancy
  • Haemorrhage
  • Coagulopathy
  • Depression
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Implant Site Pain
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as unintended pregnancy, may still occur.

Menstruation Delayed
This Menstruation Delayed problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception,weight. On Feb 12, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 3 Years Implant, Implant In Left Arm.). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Phentermine
When commencing Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Menstruation Delayed
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as menstruation delayed, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Vulvovaginal Dryness, Fungal Infection, Implant Site Rash, Implant Site Pain, Pain In Extremity, Device Deployment Issue
This is a report of a 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: Unk) starting Feb 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Vulvovaginal Dryness
  • Fungal Infection
  • Implant Site Rash
  • Implant Site Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Device Deployment Issue
This opens a possibility that Nexplanon treatment could cause the above reactions, including upper respiratory tract infection, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site Pain
A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception started Nexplanon treatment (dosage: 1 Rod/three Years) on Mar 03, 2014. Soon after starting Nexplanon treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Implant Site Bruising
  • Implant Site Pain
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Nexplanon.

Depression
A 40-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: contraception and was treated with Nexplanon(dosage: Unk). The treatment was initiated on Oct 04, 2013. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Depression
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Nexplanon efficacy: NA.

Device Dislocation, Implant Site Hypoaesthesia, Implant Site Pain, Paraesthesia, Medical Device Complication
In this report, Nexplanon was administered for the following condition: contraception.A 22-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Nexplanon treatment (dosage: Unk, In The Left Arm) on Jan 14, 2014.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Device Dislocation
  • Implant Site Hypoaesthesia
  • Implant Site Pain
  • Paraesthesia
  • Medical Device Complication
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Nexplanon treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Menstrual Disorder, Menstruation Delayed, Oligomenorrhoea
This is a report of the following Nexplanon side effect(s):
  • Menstrual Disorder
  • Menstruation Delayed
  • Oligomenorrhoea
A 26-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years) starting: Dec 23, 2013.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Lyrica
  • Methadone Hydrochloride
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
This report suggests that a Nexplanon treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This Nexplanon report was submitted by a female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Nexplanon was administered (dosage: 1 Rod, 3 Years) starting: Jan 09, 2014. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Device Difficult To Use
  • Product Quality Issue
  • No Adverse Event
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Nexplanon treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Oropharyngeal Pain, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This is a report of a possible correlation between Nexplanon use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
which could contribute to an assessment of Nexplanon risk profile.A 33-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from convulsion and was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Single Rod, Unk) starting Jan 10, 2014.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Presyncope, Dizziness, Visual Impairment, Paraesthesia
A 22-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Presyncope
  • Dizziness
  • Visual Impairment
  • Paraesthesia
The treatment was started on Feb 25, 2014. Nexplanon was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Nexplanon consumers.

Haemorrhage, Thrombosis, Pain, Dyspnoea, Oropharyngeal Pain
In this report, a 31-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Nexplanon side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: NA, start date: Oct 14, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Haemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Nexplanon treatment.

Implant Site Erythema, Implant Site Pain
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Nexplanon (dosage: Unk) for a treatment of contraception. After starting a treatment on Feb 19, 2014, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Implant Site Erythema
  • Implant Site Pain
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Nexplanon treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Nexplanon treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Implant Site Erythema, Implant Site Pain.

Device Breakage, No Adverse Event
This device breakage side effect was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod), which was started on Aug 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Device Breakage
  • No Adverse Event
These side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.

Device Kink, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This is a Nexplanon side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage:68 Mg, 1 Standard Package Of Pf Appli Of 1, start time: May 21, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a device kink side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Device Kink
  • Product Quality Issue
  • No Adverse Event
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in device kink.

Pyrexia, Pain In Extremity, Erythema, Implant Site Discharge, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular Weakness, Movement Disorder
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon pyrexia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Nexplanon (dosage: Unk) starting Feb 25, 2014. Soon after starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pyrexia
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Erythema
  • Implant Site Discharge
  • Paraesthesia
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Movement Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as pyrexia, may still occur.

Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This device difficult to use problem was reported by a physician from US. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Feb 20, 2014 a consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Device Difficult To Use
  • Product Quality Issue
  • No Adverse Event
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as device difficult to use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Menstruation Irregular, Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site Pain
This is a Nexplanon side effect report of a 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod, Every 3 Years) starting Feb 11, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Menstruation Irregular
  • Implant Site Bruising
  • Implant Site Pain
This opens a possibility that Nexplanon could cause abdominal pain upper and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Haemorrhage, Dizziness
A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: contraception started Nexplanon treatment (dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years) on NS. Soon after starting Nexplanon treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Haemorrhage
  • Dizziness
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Nexplanon side effects, such as haemorrhage.

Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This device difficult to use side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 19-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (dosage: Unk), which was started on Feb 25, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Device Difficult To Use
  • Product Quality Issue
  • No Adverse Event
These side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.

Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This is a report of a patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: Unk, start time: Jan 27, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Device Difficult To Use
  • Product Quality Issue
  • No Adverse Event
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in patients, resulting in device difficult to use side effect.

Haemorrhage
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years) starting Oct 09, 2013. Soon after starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Haemorrhage
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as haemorrhage, may still occur.

Haemorrhage, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Insulin Resistance
This Haemorrhage, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Insulin Resistance problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On Dec 07, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 68 Mg, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Haemorrhage
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Insulin Resistance
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Polycystic Ovaries
This is a report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod) starting Dec 11, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Polycystic Ovaries
This opens a possibility that Nexplanon treatment could cause the above reactions, including polycystic ovaries, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Unintended Pregnancy
A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception started Nexplanon treatment (dosage: Dose/frequency: As Directed) on Jan 22, 2014. Soon after starting Nexplanon treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Unintended Pregnancy
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Nexplanon.

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Why Your Notes are Important

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    Nexplanon Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0052-0274
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameNexplanon
    Nameetonogestrel
    Dosage FormIMPLANT
    RouteSUBCUTANEOUS
    On market since20060717
    LabelerOrganon USA Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)ETONOGESTREL
    Strength(s)68
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassProgesterone Congeners [Chemical/Ingredient],Progestin [EPC]

    More About Nexplanon

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2645

    Nexplanon safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 102

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