About the Nexplanon contraceptive implant
Nexplanon is a single-rod, radiopaque, subdermal contraceptive implant that contains the progestogen etonogestrel. This progestogen is also known as 3-ketodesogestrel and is the active metabolite of desogestrel, which has been used in combined oral contraceptives for many years and is known to inhibit ovulation.1
Each single, flexible rod of Nexplanon is 40 mm in length and 2 mm in diameter and is non-biodegradable. The core of the Nexplanon implant contains 68 mg of etonogestrel, 15 mg barium sulphate and 0.1 mg magnesium stearate in a matrix of the copolymer ethylene vinylacetate. A rate-controlling membrane ensures that consistent daily doses of etonogestrel are released from the contraceptive implant over the course of its 3 years of use.1
Within this section of the Nexplanon UK website intended for UK healthcare professionals you can find out more on:
- The key features of the Nexplanon implant.
- Advantages of the Nexplanon implant and other forms of long-acting reversible contraception over other contraceptive methods.
- The efficacy of the Nexplanon implant and how the contraceptive implant prevents pregnancy.
- How to use the contraceptive implant, including details of how to insert Nexplanon and how to remove Nexplanon.
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