The NuvaRing vaginal ring contains a combination of ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel are female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). The hormones in NuvaRing also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. The NuvaRing vaginal ring is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: If a NuvaRing falls out, rinse it with warm water and reinsert it. If the ring is lost or broken, insert a new ring and stay on the same schedule you started. Carefully follow the Patient Instructions about how to replace a ring that has been out of the vagina for more than 3 hours.
Q: What should I avoid while using NuvaRing?
A: Do not smoke while using NuvaRing, especially if you are older than 35 years of age. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products. This medicine will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.