Changes to the Implanon procedure

12th February 2020
By Merck & Co., Inc.

The Product Information for IMPLANON NXT has been updated as of January 20201. The updated sections include those related to the site of insertion and the procedures for implant insertion and removal. This location is intended to avoid the large blood vessels and nerves lying within and surrounding the sulcus1. Instructions for replacement and removal of non palpable implants has also been updated1.

Videos demonstrating insertion and removal of IMPLANON NXT are available online at (this site is intended for Healthcare Professionals in Australia). MSD recommends all HCPs review the updated Product Information and the associated insertion and removal videos.

It is strongly advised that HCPs undergo an Implanon NXT Training Programme prior to inserting or removing Implanon NXT. The Implanon NXT online training modules are available at You will also find a list of trainers who can provide practical training.


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