You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to certain types of hormones. Your doctor will determine if this is the right medicine for you. This medicine should not be given to women or children.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This medicine is an implant that is surgically placed under the skin of your upper arm. Your doctor will treat your arm with numbing medicine and then cut a small incision to insert the the implant with a special tool. Your incision will be closed either with stitches or surgical tape. A pressure bandage will be placed over your arm and should be left on for 24 hours.
Do not remove the surgical tape until it falls off on its own after several days. If your incision has been stitched, your doctor will remove the stitches, or they will dissolve after several days.
After the implant is put in place, do not swim, bathe, or get your arm wet for 24 hours. Do not do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first 7 days after the implant is put into your arm.
The implant will be left in place for one year and then removed. If needed, your doctor will then insert a new implant to continue your treatment for another year.
This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.