What is NEXPLANON™?
NEXPLANON is an implant for subdermal (under your skin) use that offers women up to 3 years of contraception. The rod is easily implanted into the upper inside of the arm.
Who is a good candidate for receiving NEXPLANON?
Any woman who is not currently pregnant and has no history of blood clots or clotting disorders; liver tumors or active liver disease, breast cancer or abnormal vaginal bleeding. We will require you to have a pregnancy test prior to inserting NEXPLANON unless the NEXPLANON is inserted while you are menstruating.
What if I need birth control for more than three years?
You must have NEXPLANON removed after three years; however, you may choose to have another NEXPLANON inserted after taking out the old one.
What are the most common side effects of NEXPLANON?
The most common side effects are irregular and unpredictable bleeding. Other rare side effects are mood swings, weight gain, headache, acne and depression.
What if I should become pregnant while using NEXPLANON?
You should see your provider right away to remove NEXPLANON. Based on experience with birth control pills, NEXPLANON is not likely to cause birth defects.
Can I use NEXPLANON when I’m breastfeeding?
You may start Nexplanon if you are breastfeeding and if you delivered your baby six or more weeks ago.