Implanon - General Information:Implanon is a molecule used in hormonal contraceptives, most notably the subdermal implant Implanon. [Wikipedia]
Other Brand Names containing Etonogestrel
Implanon - Pharmacology:
Implanon binds to the progesterone and estrogen receptors. Target cells include the female reproductive tract, the mammary gland, the hypothalamus, and the pituitary. Once bound to the receptor, progestins like etonogestrel will slow the frequency of release of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus and blunt the pre-ovulatory LH (luteinizing hormone) surge.
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Etonogestrel may interact with the following medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol), antibiotics such as ampicillin and tetracycline, anticonvulsants (Dilantin, Phenobarbital, Tegretol, Trileptal, Topamax, Felbatol), antifungals (Gris-PEG, Nizoral, Sporanox), atorvastatin (Lipitor), clofibrate (Atromid-S), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), HIV drugs classified as protease inhibitors (Agenerase, Crixivan, Fortovase, Invirase, Kaletra, Norvir, Viracept), morphine (Astramorph, Kadian, MS Contin), phenylbutazone, prednisolone (Prelone), rifadin (rifampin), St. Johns wort, temazepam, theophylline (Theo-Dur), and vitamin C.
Etonogestrel is contraindicated in the following: clotting disorder (past or present), tendency for strokes or mini-strokes (past or present), heart disease (past or present), heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, diabetes with impaired circulation, certain types of headaches, breast cancer (past or present), endometrial cancer or any other estrogen-dependent cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver tumors, jaundice during pregnancy or from prior hormonal contraceptive use, pregnancy, smoking 15 or more cigarettes per day past age 35, planned surgery that will keep you immobilized, and allergy to etonogestrel.
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