levonorgestrel-implant, Norplant


BRAND NAME(S): Norplant

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USES: This medication is a long-term, yet reversible contraceptive agent used to prevent pregnancy in women.

HOW TO USE: A set of six specially designed capsules are inserted by a health care professional just under the skin in the upper arm. The medication is slowly released into the body over a five year period. The capsules may be replaced after 5 years if continued contraception is desired. The capsules may also be removed at any time by a health care professional. Carefully read the information the doctor provides you about this medication. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about its use.

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