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The medicine is contained in a small plastic rod that is implanted into the skin of your upper arm. The rod can remain in place and provide continuous contraception for up to 3 years.
Implanon may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medicine if you smoke and are over 35 years old. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 3 weeks (4 weeks if breast-feeding) before receiving an Implanon implant.
You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before receiving the implant.
Tell your doctor if you cannot feel the implant at any time while it is in place. If the implant is placed correctly, you will not need to use back-up birth control. You may have irregular and unpredictable periods while using the Implanon implant.
Have regular physical exams and mammograms, and self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using Implanon.
Implanon implant is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.If you choose not to replace the implant, your ability to get pregnant will return quickly.Start using another form of birth control right away if you wish to avoid an unintended pregnancy.Using an Implanon implant can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack, especially if you have certain other conditions, or if you are overweight.Smoking can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.