ETONOGESTREL is a Schedule H drug.
Etonogestrel is a hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.Etonogestrel implant is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. The medicine is contained in a small plastic rod that is implanted into the skin of your upper arm. The medicine is released slowly into the body. The rod can remain in place and provide continuous contraception for up to 3 years.Etonogestrel is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent the development of a pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Topical (Local Application)


  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, fits, and gall bladder disorders or if you are overweight or have a history of depression, blood clotting related conditions or dark-coloured skin patches on the face (chloasma).
  • Tell your doctor if you have had breast cancer and contact your doctor if you notice a lump in your breast while on etonogestrel therapy.Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unusually heavy vaginal bleeding, severe stomach ache or symptoms of jaundice, pain and swelling in your legs, pain in chest, breathlessness or if your cough out blood.
  • Inform your doctor well in advance if you are going to be immobilized or confined to bed due to surgery etc.
  • You should get etonogestrel implants replaced (if contraception is to be continued) or removed after a maximum of 3 years after insertion.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to etonogestrel or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering from  clotting disorders or have history for the same.Do not take if suffering from liver cancers or severe liver disorders.
  • Do not take if suffering from unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • Do not take if suffering from or suspected to have breast cancer or any other cancer sensitive to sex hormones.
  • DO not take if pregnant.

Common Side-Effects

ETONOGESTREL : Hives, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Irregular Heartbeat, Irregular Menstrual Periods, Weight Gain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Pain With Urination, Difficulty Breathing, Difficulty Swallowing, Head Headache, Nervousness, Noisy Breathing, Face Swelling, Eyes Swelling, Swollen Lips, Shortness Of Breath, Pelvis Pain, Pelvis Discomfort, Ankles Swelling, Hands Swelling, Feet Swelling

Serious Side-Effects

ETONOGESTREL : Diarrhoea, Breast Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Vomiting, Jaundice, Chills, Cough, Fever, Body Discomfort, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Runny Nose, Throat Soreness, Body Excessive Sweating, Difficulty Sleeping, Fatigue (tiredness)

Rare Side-Effects

ETONOGESTREL : BLOOD CLOT, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Heart Attack, Stroke, Chest Pain, Jaws Pain, Left Arm Pain

Disease Interactions

ETONOGESTREL can interfere with: Liver Neoplasms, Breast Cancer, Acute Liver Failure, Thromboembolism, Depression, Gall Bladder Disease, Migraine, Congestive Heart Disease, Asthma, Seizure, Acute Renal Failure, Hypertension, Vision Problems

Technical Classification

ETONOGESTREL is categorized as:

Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with ETONOGESTREL as Ingredient