The website is launched on 29 June 2018

Long Acting Reversible (LARCs)


What follow up information?

  • No routine follow up is required but they can return anytime to discuss problems or change their contraceptive methods.
  • They can be advised to come back if :
  • 1) Cannot feel the implant
  • 2) any skin changes or pain around insertion site
  • 3) they become pregnant
  • 4) they develop any condition that may contraindicate the continuation of the method.

What might reduce efficacy of Progestogen only Implant?

A) Drug interactions:

  • Enzyme inducing drugs
  • Need to switch methods or additional contraception until 28 days after stopping the treatment.

B) Weight

  • Manufacturer states that earlier replacement can be considered in “ heavier” women but there is no direct evidence.
  • Obesity is a condition that there is No restriction on the use of Progestogen only Implant
  • No increase risk in pregnancy in women up to 149 kg.
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