Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Implanon subdermal.

    Overall User Ratings

    464 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 11-15 of 451 Next»
    Condition: Birth Control
    7/31/2015 1:42:21 AM

    Reviewer: Allie S., 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I love the easy use, and is clearly effective. But as a headache sufferer, it has been rough. The side effects I struggle with are nausea, headaches, and spotty bleeding problems. I'm a year and a half in to the 3 years and I'm ready to remove it. Sick of the nausea and headaches.

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/29/2015 9:25:22 AM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I am 21 and had Implanon implanted in November of 2014 and I have been miserable ever since. I have bled for six weeks at a time with about a week break in between, gained 50 ponds, gotten acne worse than when I was a teen, had horrible cravings and mood swings, terrible heartburn, extreme fatigue, and absolutely no sex-drive. This is the worst experience I have ever had with birth control and I a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/13/2015 3:55:04 PM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My doctor was very positive about this birth control so I decided to give it a try. I wish I hadn't. I have gained 30 pound despite no change in diet or excercise, have uncontrollable acne, periods 3+weeks out of the month, mood swings, and almost daily headaches. I am getting it taken out this week. While I know birth control effects everyone differently, if you are overly sensitive to birth ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/7/2015 2:39:31 PM

    Reviewer: msandy, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I am very active, working out 2 times a day as well as eating healthy. However, I couldn't lose the rest of the baby weight after getting it. I've had 1 week on, 1 week off periods since I got this in April. I also had horrendous mood changes/swings. I was easily irritated but now I get furious. And then it'll crash into being upset with myself and go into a depression. I personally wo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    5/28/2015 5:58:09 PM

    Reviewer:

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    i had this for the full 3 years. when it expired i had it removed (on time) 6 months later i dont have a period. im getting worried...anyone else with this problem

    «Previous 11-15 of 451 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.