Brand name: Nuvaring
Generic name: Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estadiol
Used for: Pregnancy prevention, birth control
Availability: Brand (Organon) Nuvaring Vaginal Ring
How Nuvaring Works
Nuvaring is a form of contraception. It is a soft, flexible, plastic ring that releases a combination of contraceptive hormones called progestin and estrogen. Nuvaring is different from the pill in the fact that it is inserted into the vagina where it remains for 3 weeks, followed by one ring-free week (which is when you will ovulate). The ring is held in place by the walls of the vagina. Once inserted the hormones are absorbed and distributed into your bloodstream, preventing a mature egg from being produced. After the seven-day break you insert a new ring. When used as directed Nuvaring is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Nuvaring Possible side effects
Nuvaring will work fine for most women. Nuvaring side effects can affect different people in different ways. Side effects may go away or lessen over time as your body adapts to Nuvaring. Side Effects may include:
• Vaginal secretion
• Weight gain
• Change in appetite
• Abdominal cramps
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
• Sharp chest pain
• Pain in the calf
• Sudden partial vision
• Sudden fever
• Swelling of your fingers or ankles
Women you make the decision to use Nuvaring as their primary form of contraceptive should not smoke. You should also not use Nuvaring if you have a history of heart attack or stroke, have a history of blood clots, have severe high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches with neurological symptoms, unexplained vaginal bleeding, and liver tumor. Do not use Nuvaring if you are pregnant or suspect you mat be pregnant. Do not use Nuvaring if you are allergic to any of the components of Nuvaring.
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