ETONOGESTREL (et oh noe JES trel) is a contraceptive (birth control) device. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used for up to 3 years.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
abnormal vaginal bleeding
blood vessel disease or blood clots
cancer of the breast, cervix, or liver
heart disease or recent heart attack
high blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to etonogestrel, other hormones, anesthetics or antiseptics, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This device is inserted just under the skin on the inner side of your upper arm by a health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures
certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
medicines to treat seizures like carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, topiramate
some medicines to treat HIV infection like atazanavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, tipranavir, ritonavir
St. John's wort
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
This product does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.
You should be able to feel the implant by pressing your fingertips over the skin where it was inserted. Tell your doctor if you cannot feel the implant.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
loss of appetite, nausea
right upper belly pain
severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen
shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in a leg
signs of pregnancy
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
changes in weight
fever or chills
irregular menstrual bleeding
itching, burning, and vaginal discharge
pain or difficulty passing urine
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.