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.
- 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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