MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Parenteral progestogen-only contraception (community and hospital)

Drug Safety Update

 March 2014: St John’s wort: interaction with hormonal contraceptives, including implants

 June 2016: Nexplanon (etonogestrel) contraceptive implants: reports of device in vasculature and lung

 February 2020: Nexplanon (etonogestrel) contraceptive implants: new insertion site to reduce rare risk of neurovascular injury and implant migration

NICE Guidance

 CG30: Long-acting reversible contraception, updated September 2014

Administer by deep intramuscular injection

Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £6.01

Administer by subcutaneous injection

Pack Price
1 pre-filled disposable injection £6.90