Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Implanon
  2. Nexplanon


Etonogestrel implant is a medicine that is used in women to prevent pregnancy. It is a form of birth control. This medicine contains a hormone in a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick. It is effective for three years when inserted just beneath the skin of your upper arm.

Etonogestrel implant will not protect a woman from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The use of latex (rubber) condoms or abstinence (not having sex) is recommended for protection from these diseases.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Implant