Implanon Can Migrate and Become Permanently Lost in the Body

Implanon is a small birth control device that gets implanted in the arm but can get permanently lost in the body. Studies are currently underway regarding Implanon migration issues and the birth control device becoming permanently lost in the body even unable to be located by imaging devices such as ultrasounds, MRIs and X-Rays. This can be particularly problematic since if it is not removed, the birth control implant can lead to permanent infertility, result in ectopic pregnancies, or lead to other serious complications.

Implanon replaced by Nexplanon due to Implanon risk of a lost implant.

Implanon was first approved by the FDA in the U.S. in 2006 but was only on the market for 3 years. Implanon is no longer used or marketed in the United States. Instead of using Implanon the manufacture, Merck & Co. released Nexplanon. Nexplanon has barium in the rod so the location can be found via X-ray, CT-scan, ultrasound, or MRI. The original Implanon did not use barium, increasing the risk of a lost implant.

Side Effects Associated with Implanon

Numerous adverse side effects have been reported after Implanon birth control use, including:

  • Permanent Loss or Migration in the Body
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri/Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
  • Blindness
  • Blood Clots
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramping/bloating/pain,
  • Dizziness/Loss of Equilibrium
  • Mood Changes
  • Breast Tenderness or Pain
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Blurred vision or vision loss
  • Migraines
  • Severe Headaches
  • Acne
  • Hair Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Back Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Vaginal Irritation or Discharge

Implanon Lawsuits and Compensation

"Failure to remove the Implanon may result in continued effects of etonegestel, such as long term infertility, ectopic pregnancy, or persistence or occurrent of a drug-related adverse event and cannot be removed."

Attorneys are currently investigating filing claims on behalf of women who had received an Implanon implant prior to 2014 which was later deemed lost or migrated in their body and this loss or migration was verified by a failed imaging device such as ultrasounds, MRIs and X-Rays.

If you or a loved one has experienced a lost or migrated Implanon birth control implant, please complete the form on this page and our Implanon attorney will get in touch for a free and confidential case review.

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