GENERIC NAME: LEVONORGESTREL - IMPLANT (lee-voh-nor-JEST-rell)
BRAND NAME(S): Norplant
Please Note: This Drug is no longer available in the United States.
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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