Categories: Family Planning

Some contraceptive implants may affect the effectiveness of your medication. For instance, if you taking medications like anti-TB, anti-HIV, and medications for epilepsy as well as some antibiotics like rifabutin and rifampicin you are advised to use other forms of contraceptives until you complete the course of your treatment.

You shouldn’t use birth control implants if you think you may already be pregnant or you have:

  • Sensitivity to any part of the implant
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Breast cancer (now or in the past)
  • Liver disease or liver tumors
  • History of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis)

Use it with caution if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Seizure disorder
  • You’ve ever had depression.