What is etonogestrel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Etonogestrel is a contraceptive used for the prevention of pregnancy; for use in women who request long-acting (up to 3 years) contraception.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 37 22
Heavy periods 7 3
Support quality of life 4 1
Menstrual cramps 3 2
Dysmenorrhea 1 1
Gender dysphoria 1 1

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
7
Moderate
6
Mild
5
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with etonogestrel

Side effect Patients
Irregular menstrual periods 4
Mood swings 3
Weight gain 3
Absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) 2
Decreased sex drive (libido) 2
Abdominal bloating 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking etonogestrel

Dosage Patients
68 mg daily 3
68 mg yearly 2
68mg as needed 2
68 mg one time 1

Why patients stopped taking etonogestrel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Personal research 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 27 patients who've stopped taking etonogestrel

Duration

Currently taking etonogestrel

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking etonogestrel

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 23
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking etonogestrel after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 4
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 2
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 2
Cyproterone-ethinyl estradiol (CyEstra-35) 1
Drospirenone-ethinyl estradiol (Yaz) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking etonogestrel and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel (Cryselle 28) 1
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for etonogestrel.