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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.

Nexplanon Side Effects Reported to FDA



Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9999163
Headache
This is a report of a 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health 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): Headache 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9998622
Unintended Pregnancy, Haemorrhage, Coagulopathy, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Implant Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Unintended Pregnancy 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. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Unintended Pregnancy, Haemorrhage, Coagulopathy, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Implant Site PainAdditional 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9996585
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 using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Menstruation DelayedAlthough 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9994867
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Vulvovaginal Dryness, Fungal Infection, Implant Site Rash, Implant Site Pain, Pain In Extremity, Rash, Device Deployment Issue
This Upper Respiratory Tract Infection side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 19-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: contraception.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Feb 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Vulvovaginal Dryness, Fungal Infection, Implant Site Rash, Implant Site Pain, Pain In Extremity, Rash, Device Deployment IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9994570
Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site Pain, Implant Site Pain
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod/three Years, start time:
Mar 03, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site Pain, Implant Site Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Implant Site Bruising side effect.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9988637
Depression
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Nexplanon (dosage: Unk) starting
Oct 04, 2013. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DepressionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9988226
Device Dislocation, Implant Site Hypoaesthesia, Implant Site Pain, Paraesthesia, Medical Device Complication
This Device Dislocation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On
Jan 14, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: Unk, In The Left Arm). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Device Dislocation, Implant Site Hypoaesthesia, Implant Site Pain, Paraesthesia, Medical Device ComplicationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Device Dislocation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9988181
Menstrual Disorder, Menstruation Delayed, Oligomenorrhoea
This Menstrual Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (drug dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years), which was initiated on
Dec 23, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica
  • Methadone Hydrochloride
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
.After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Menstrual Disorder, Menstruation Delayed, OligomenorrhoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9980725
Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod, 3 Years, start time:
Jan 09, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Device Difficult To Use side effect.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9980407
Oropharyngeal Pain, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Oropharyngeal Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion and used Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Single Rod, Unk) starting
Jan 10, 2014. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Oropharyngeal Pain, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Oropharyngeal Pain, may still occur.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9970936
Presyncope, Dizziness, Visual Impairment, Paraesthesia
This Presyncope problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Feb 25, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Presyncope, Dizziness, Visual Impairment, ParaesthesiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Presyncope, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9969715
Haemorrhage, Thrombosis, Pain, Dyspnoea, Oropharyngeal Pain
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 14, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemorrhage, Thrombosis, Pain, Dyspnoea, Oropharyngeal PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9964055
Implant Site Erythema, Implant Site Pain
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: Unk, start time:
Feb 19, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Implant Site Erythema, Implant Site Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Implant Site Erythema side effect.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9963092
Device Breakage, No Adverse Event
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Device Breakage 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 Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod) starting
Aug 26, 2013. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Device Breakage, No Adverse EventAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Device Breakage, may still occur.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9961215
Device Kink, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event
This Device Kink problem was reported by a health professional from US. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
May 21, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 68 Mg, 1 Standard Package Of Pf Appli Of 1). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Device Kink, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse EventAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Device Kink, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9951833
Pyrexia, Pain In Extremity, Erythema, Implant Site Discharge, Pain In Extremity, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular Weakness, Movement Disorder
This Pyrexia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 16-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Feb 25, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pyrexia, Pain In Extremity, Erythema, Implant Site Discharge, Pain In Extremity, Paraesthesia, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular Weakness, Movement DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9951740
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 health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod, start time:
Feb 20, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9951330
Abdominal Pain Upper, Menstruation Irregular, Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Nexplanon Abdominal Pain Upper side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception and used Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod, Every 3 Years) starting
Feb 11, 2013. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain Upper, Menstruation Irregular, Implant Site Bruising, Implant Site PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may still occur.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9951190
Haemorrhage, Dizziness
This Haemorrhage problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: contraception. On NS this consumer started treatment with Nexplanon (dosage: 1 Rod For 3 Years). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemorrhage, DizzinessAlthough 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9948822
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 (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Feb 25, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse EventThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9946674
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 health 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): Device Difficult To Use, Product Quality Issue, No Adverse Event 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9940706
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. After starting Nexplanon the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: HaemorrhageAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nexplanon demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9940644
Haemorrhage, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Insulin Resistance
This Haemorrhage 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 using Nexplanon, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemorrhage, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Insulin ResistanceAlthough 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.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9940095
Polycystic Ovaries
This Polycystic Ovaries side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nexplanon (drug dosage: 1 Rod), which was initiated on
Dec 11, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nexplanon the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Polycystic OvariesThese side effects may potentially be related to Nexplanon.
Nexplanon Side Effect Report#9938106
Unintended Pregnancy
This is a report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: contraception, who was treated with Nexplanon (dosage: Dose/frequency: As Directed, start time:
Jan 22, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Unintended Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nexplanon treatment in female patients, resulting in Unintended Pregnancy side effect.


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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.

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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]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2645

    Nexplanon safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 102

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