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Etonogestrel

Popular Brands: : Nexplanon, Implanon, Etonogestrel
Official FDA Reports46,713
Social Media Events6,446
Total Posts2,501
Avg. Review Score3.17/ 5

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The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Etonogestrel Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Etonogestrel

Depression

Loved this method of birth control at first. Used it for about 9 months took it out for two weeks and slowly fell into a depression (never been depressed in life). I have put it back in and hopefully ...


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Acne

... My period was really horrible the first few months. It would last for weeks on end. I have not had a period in 2 months which is great! The downside is I am always tired, I have mood swings and acne ....


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Mood Swings

... My period was really horrible the first few months. It would last for weeks on end. I have not had a period in 2 months which is great! The downside is I am always tired, I have mood swings and acne....


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Insomnia, Mood altered, Vaginal haemorrhage

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Posted By Yulia on March 31, 2018 @ 3:31 am

I had the implant for 2 months and as a health professional myself I'm aware that I should give it at least 3 months to let it settle. However my insomnia is unbearable so I will be removing it. I had nights when I didn't sleep even for one minute. In the best scenario it would be 3-4 hours a night maximum. I could put up with other side effects Such as a constant vaginal bleeding and mood swings.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: 6 months of bleeding nonstop!!!! I would not recommend this birth control to anyone!!! I was so excited when I first heard about an implant that is good for 3 years. It was so exciting ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: For the first month I had about a 3 week long period. Then I got my period every 4 months for the first year, then one period the next year and this last year and a half I haven't had m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Visual impairment, Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, Headache, Loss of libido, Mood altered, Muscle spasms, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Acid reflux,horrible cramping, headaches, dizzyness, blurred vission, anexity, so much weight gain,moody, hair increase!!!! Low sex drive Very effective but with all the side ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Uterine polyp, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Heavy constant bleeding, uterine polyps and headaches Do not get it!... I had a constant period for 3 months straight with headaches. I went to my family doctor who put it in ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... then I stopped having then altogether. I went on the pill to try and regulate and it worked for a little bit and then I just stopped getting them again. I had irregular periods growing up, but never l...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Since I got the implanon all I have done is lay in bed sick all the time and I haven't stopped bleeding i want to get out already unless there is another way to stop the bleeding

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy, Mood swings, Depression, Drug effect increased, Weight increased, Haemorrhage, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Depression,very lazy, weight gain mood swings, constant bleeding and bad spots on chin :-( Had it on and off for 8 years after had my second child i was so happy and motivated...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Fatigue, Abdominal distension, Muscle spasms, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... for 23 days straight now. It's not old blood its new. It acts like its going to stop then starts up the same day back to bright red. I've got headaches,body aches, severe cramping, bloating....the lis...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Breast tenderness, Headache, Mood swings, Crying, Cyst, Coagulopathy, Discomfort, Mood altered

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... since iv had it in its cursed me to have so many problems like bleedin black for 6 months then stopin for a few months haven really bad headaces thinkin am pregngant haven sore boobs and nipples bein ...


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