Which side effects can it cause?
Like all other hormonal contraceptives, the implant can cause side effects. In many women, it causes their periods to become irregular or stop entirely. In some cases, it can cause spotting and bleeding between periods.
Other side effects of the implant include:
- headaches and worsening of migraines
- breast tenderness
- changes in mood
- loss of libido (sex drive)
- weight gain
The implant can cause a range of other, less common, side effects. If you have any questions about side effects, speak to your doctor. If you find that the side effects are too unpleasant you can have the implant removed.