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Nexplanon Contraceptive

Certified Nexplanon Contraception Specialist

Whether you need to have your Nexplanon removed, replaced or want to insert Nexplanon for the first time, The team at En Santé Clinic have the resources needed to make your visit a worry free.

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What is Nexplanon?

Nexplanon is a long acting contraceptive also known as “Etonogestrel”  The medication comes in the form of a small plastic flexible rod about the size of a matchstick containing 68 mg of Etonogestrel progestin.  It can be used to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. Nexplanon in placed in the arm by trained doctors using sterile technique to prevent infection.

Does Nexplanon have Hormones?

Yes.  Nexplanon uses progestin which is a synthetic hormone that can be used to prevent pregnancy.

How is Nexplanon Placed?

Nexplanon inserted in the arm using a specialized needle.  Dr Coleman will numb the area before the procedure so you are comfortable and relaxed.

When is Nexplanon Effective?

Nexplanon is effective right away if placed within 5 days of your menstrual period.  If you appointment falls after this time, We recommend that you use back-up contraception or birth control for 7 days after the procedure or avoid intercourse in that time.

What are the side effects of Nexplanon?

  • irregular menstrual periods,
  • mood changes,
  • breast tenderness or pain,
  • abdominal pain or back pain
  • changes in appetite,
  • nausea and bloating,
  • acne,
  • headache,
  • depression,
  • vaginal infection or inflammation,
  • vaginal discharge
  • Weight gain
  • Pain at injection site
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Liver problems
  • Blood clots
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Depression

Considering Nexplanon for Contraception?

The team at En Santé Clinic and Med Spa is here to help.  We have a streamlined process in place to make your visit a breeze.

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