Anyone have tried IMPLANON? Do share and advice please.... Appreciate so much!!
- Sakit ke?
- Apa sign effect dia?
- kalo BF, susu jadi banyak ke kurang??
- How your period cycle, normal or different?
- Berkesan ke?
- Brapa lama patut pakai?
- Adakah implanon yang terbaik atau ada cara lain?
*What is IMPLANON®?
IMPLANON® is a type of birth control for women. It is a flexible plastic rod the size of a matchstick that is put under the skin of your arm.
IMPLANON® contains a hormone called etonogestrel. You can use a single IMPLANON® rod for up to three years. Because IMPLANON® does not contain estrogen, your healthcare provider may recommend IMPLANON® even if you cannot use estrogen.
How does IMPLANON® work?
IMPLANON® prevents pregnancy in several ways. The most important way is by stopping release of an egg from your ovary. IMPLANON® also changes the mucus in your cervix and this change may keep sperm from reaching the egg. Also, IMPLANON® changes the lining of your uterus.
How well does IMPLANON® work?
If IMPLANON® is inserted correctly, your chance of getting pregnant is very low (less than one pregnancy per 100 women who use IMPLANON® for one year). IMPLANON® must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced with a new IMPLANON®. It is not known if IMPLANON® is as effective in very overweight women because clinical studies did not include many overweight women. Certain medicines may make IMPLANON® less effective, and you may also need to use a barrier method of contraception while you are using these medicines. must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced with a new IMPLANON. It is not known if IMPLANON® is as effective in very overweight women because clinical studies did not include many overweight women. Certain medicines may make IMPLANON® less effective, and you may also need to use a barrier method of contraception while you are using these medicines.
What are the benefits of IMPLANON®?
Effective - IMPLANON® is more than 99% effective: the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use IMPLANON® for 1 year when IMPLANON® is inserted correctly. IMPLANON® prevents pregnancy in several ways. The most important way is by stopping release of an egg from your ovary. IMPLANON® also thickens the cervical mucus, which acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.
IMPLANON® must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced with a new IMPLANON®. It is not known if IMPLANON® is as effective in very overweight women because studies did not include many overweight women. Tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking, or intend to take, including over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies, and prescription medicines. Certain medicines may make IMPLANON® less effective and you may need to use a barrier method of contraception as backup.
Discreet - Most women can’t see IMPLANON® after insertion. Only you and your healthcare provider will know you’re using it. For this reason, you should tell all of your healthcare providers if you are using IMPLANON®.
You should be able to feel where IMPLANON® is by gently pressing on your skin in the area where it was inserted. However, to reduce the risk of infection, you should not touch the insertion site until it has healed.
Reversible - Once IMPLANON® is successfully removed, your ability to get pregnant usually returns quickly. Some women have become pregnant within days after removal of IMPLANON®. After removal, if you do not want to become pregnant, you should start another birth control method right away.
What to expect
Your healthcare provider will insert (or remove) IMPLANON® in a minor surgical procedure in his or her office. IMPLANON® is inserted just under the skin on the inner side of your upper arm. The timing of insertion is important. Depending on your history, your healthcare provider may ask you to:
- Have a pregnancy test before insertion
- Schedule the insertion at a specific time of your cycle (for example, within the first days of your regular menstrual bleeding)
- Use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, for seven days after IMPLANON® insertion
Both you and your healthcare provider should check that IMPLANON® is in your arm by feeling the IMPLANON® implant. If you and your healthcare provider cannot feel IMPLANON®, use a non-hormonal birth control method such as condoms until your healthcare provider confirms that IMPLANON® is in place. You may need special tests to check that IMPLANON® is in place or to help find IMPLANON® when it is time to take it out.
You will be asked to review and sign a consent form prior to inserting IMPLANON®. You will also get a USER CARD to keep at home with your health records. Your healthcare provider will fill out the insertion and removal dates. Keep track of the removal date and schedule an appointment for removal with your healthcare provider on or before the removal date.
The insertion site is covered with two bandages. Leave the top bandage on for 24 hours. Keep the smaller bandage dry, clean, and in place for three to five days. Be sure to have checkups as advised by your healthcare provider.
Side effect of IMPLANON®
The most common side effect of IMPLANON® is a change in your menstrual periods. In studies, about 1 in 10 women stopped using IMPLANON® because of bleeding problems. Expect your menstrual periods to be irregular and unpredictable throughout the time you are using IMPLANON®. You may have more bleeding, less bleeding, or no bleeding. The time between periods may vary, and in between periods you may have spotting. Other common side effects reported in women using IMPLANON® during clinical trials include: headache; vaginitis; weight gain; acne; breast pain; viral infections such as colds, sore throats, sinus infections, or flu-like symptoms; stomach pain; painful periods; mood swings; nervousness or depression; back pain; nausea; dizziness; pain; and pain at the site of insertion.
Info from : http://www.implanon-usa.com/