Etonogestrel
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Etonogestrel?

(e toe noe JES trel)

• This medicine is used to prevent pregnancy.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Avoid cigarette smoking.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Weight gain.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Acne.

• Mood changes.

• Vaginal irritation.

• Menstrual changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.

• Irritation where rod was placed.

• Gallbladder disease, blood clots, heart attacks, and other vascular problems can rarely...

 
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