NUVARING Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021187/001.

Names and composition

"NUVARING" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ETHINYL ESTRADIOL and ETONOGESTREL.
It belongs to the class Combined vaginal rings and is used in Combined contraceptives (Contraception)

Answered questions

To ladies who use Nuvaring?
approximately how many days after the removal of thering do uget your period? mine came out last friday morning and still nothing. Is that common? Asked by Carmine Modine 6 months ago.

NuvaRing® NuvaRing® or “the ring”, is a slender, flexible, transparent vaginal ring, about as big around as a silver dollar. It contains both estrogen and a progestin, which provide its contraceptive effects. After the ring is inserted, it releases a continuous low dose of these hormones into your body. It stays in place comfortably for 3 full weeks, then removed for a one-week ring-free period. A new NuvaRing® is then inserted. Pregnancy protection lasts a full month. Contraceptives that contain both an estrogen and a progestin are called combination hormonal contraceptives. Most studies on combination contraceptives have used oral contraceptives (the Pill). NuvaRing® may have the same risks that have been found for combination oral contraceptives, such as a blood clot, heart attack or stroke. Effectiveness The NuvaRing® is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. After 4 weeks of consecutive use, the Ring is no longer considered effective. A woman MUST reinsert a new ring every 4 weeks to maintain protection from pregnancy. The Ring usually becomes effective within a few days of insertion, but use of an additional contraceptive method as back/up for 7 days with the first cycle of Ring use is highly recommended. Advantages provides highly effective protection against pregnancy convenient, does not interfere with intercourse lightens menstrual flow decreases menstrual cramps in some cases reduced risk of PID, endometrial and ovarian cancers it’s easy to use and private Disadvantages can causes menstrual cycle irregularities especially during the first cycle may cause weight gain, water retention, breast tenderness may cause vaginal infections or irritation it has be vaginally inserted and removed provides no protection against HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis and the HPV virus. Women who have multiple sexual partners or us IV drugs—or whose sexual partners have other partners or use IV drugs—should use condoms even if they rely on the NuvaRing® for pregnancy protection. Don’t Use NuvaRing® if: You smoke. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects when you use combination oral contraceptives. This risk increases even more if you are over age 35 and if you smoke 15 or more cigarettes a day. Women who use combination hormonal contraceptives, including NuvaRing®, are strongly advised not to smoke. you think you may be pregnant you have or have ever had blood clots in your legs, lungs, or eyes you have known or suspected breast cancer or cancer of the endometrium, cervix or vagina, now or in the past you have unexplained vaginal bleeding jaundice during past use of oral contraceptives, or during pregnancy Women with any of the following conditions should be checked often by their doctor or healthcare provider if they choose to use NuvaRing®. a family history of breast cancer breast nodules, fibrocystic disease, an abnormal breast x-ray or abnormal mammogram diabetes high blood pressure high cholesterol or triglycerides headaches or epilepsy depression gallbladder or kidney disease impending major surgery (discuss with your clinician—s/he may want you to stop the patch for awhile to reduce the risk of a possible blood clot) any condition that makes the vagina get irritated easily prolapsed (dropped) uterus, dropped bladder (cystocele), or rectal prolapse (rectocele) severe constipation Possible side effects vaginal infections and irritation headache nausea vaginal discharge (leukorrhea) weight gain In addition to the risks and side effects listed above, users of combination hormonal contraceptives have reported the following side effects: vomiting abdominal cramps and bloating irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting temporary infertility after treatment spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face weight changes intolerance to contact lenses change in appetite breast tenderness or enlargement changes in menstrual cycle fluid retention (edema) rash depression How should I use NuvaRing®? A complete gyn exam with a documented PAP smear within 6 months prior to starting the Ring For the best protection from pregnancy, use NuvaRing® exactly as directed. Insert one NuvaRing® in the vagina and keep it in place for three weeks in a row. Remove it for a one-week break and then insert a new ring. During the one-week break, you will usually have your menstrual period. Your menstrual period will usually start two to three days after the ring is removed and may not have finished before the next ring is inserted. To continue to have pregnancy protection, you must insert the new ring one-week after the last one was removed, even if your menstrual period has not stopped. Points to remember If NuvaRing® slips out: Rarely, NuvaRing® can slip out of the vagina if it has not been inserted properly, or while removing a tampon, moving the bowels, straining, or with severe constipation. If NuvaRing® slips out of the vagina, and it has been out less than three hours, you should still be protected from pregnancy. NuvaRing® can be rinsed with cool to lukewarm (not hot) water and should be reinserted as soon as possible, and at the latest within three hours. If you have lost NuvaRing®, you must insert a new NuvaRing® and use it on the same schedule as you would have used the lost ring. If NuvaRing® has been out of the vagina for more than 3 hours, you may not be adequately protected from pregnancy. NuvaRing® can be rinsed with cool to lukewarm (not hot) water and reinserted as soon as possible. You must use an extra method of birth control, such as male condoms or spermicide, until the NuvaRing® has been in place for seven days in a row. If NuvaRing® slips out repeatedly, you should consult with your healthcare provider. If NuvaRing® is in your vagina too long: If NuvaRing® has been left in your vagina for an extra week or fewer (four weeks total or less), remove it and insert a new ring after a one-week ring-free break. If NuvaRing® has been left in place for more than four weeks, you may not be adequately protected from pregnancy and you must check to be sure you are not pregnant. You must use an extra method of birth control, such as male condoms or spermicide, until the new NuvaRing® has been in place for seven days in a row. If you miss a menstrual period: You must check to be sure that you are not pregnant if: you miss a period and NuvaRing® was out of the vagina for more than three hours during the three weeks of ring use you miss a period and you had waited longer than one week to insert a new ring you have followed the instructions and you miss two periods in a row you have left NuvaRing® in place for longer than four weeks What to avoid while using NuvaRing®? Do not breast feed while using NuvaRing®. Some of the medicine may pass through the milk to the baby and could cause yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and breast enlargement. NuvaRing® could also decrease the amount and quality of your breast milk. The hormones in NuvaRing® can interact with many other medicines and herbal supplements. Tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies, and vitamins. The blood levels of the hormones released by NuvaRing® were increased when women used an oil-based vaginal medication (miconazole nitrate) for a yeast infection while NuvaRing® was in place. The pregnancy protection of NuvaRing® is not likely to be changed by use of these products. The blood levels of the hormones released by NuvaRing® were not changed when women used vaginal, water-based spermicides (nonoxynol or N-9 products) along with NuvaRing®. While using NuvaRing®, you should not rely upon a diaphragm when you need a back-up method of birth control because NuvaRing® may interfere with the correct placement and position of a diaphragm. If you are scheduled for any laboratory tests, tell your doctor or healthcare provider you are using NuvaRing®. Contraceptive hormones may change certain blood tests results. Other information Place the used ring in the reclosable foil pouch and properly dispose of it in a waste receptacle out of the reach of children and pets. Store NuvaRing® at room temperature, 25°C (77°F). Temperatures can be from 59–86°F (15–30°C). Avoid direct sunlight or storing above 86°F (30°C I got the info from a womans health site. Apparently, it can cause menstrual irregularities. That could be it..or it could be that you are pregnant. I'd give it another week and if no period, take a home test. Answered by Octavia Sirnio 6 months ago.

Nuvaring Yahoo Answers Answered by Michael Mangione 6 months ago.

my sister skipped alot of periods on the ring and she was not pregnant. it tends to give you lighter or non existant periods. i skipped one on birth control and was not pregnant. if you think you could be take a test in a few days. Answered by Lakia Prince 6 months ago.

2 days you must be pregnant i like the name Ima Answered by Astrid Links 6 months ago.

What is a Nuvaring?
I went out to dinner with some of my friends last night and this girl Laura said she ussed Nuvaring... I was to embaressed to ask becuase I was afraid it was going to be like asking what sex is ... so what is nuva ring? Im 19 years old... ? Asked by Page Dowland 6 months ago.

NuvaRing® is a different kind of birth control. The comfortable, flexible contraceptive ring that is about two inches in diameter is used to prevent pregnancy. You insert NuvaRing® into your vagina just once a month. The muscles in your vaginal wall will keep NuvaRing® in place for three weeks. During that time, it will slowly release a low dose of hormones that are needed to prevent pregnancy. When 21 days are completed, simply remove NuvaRing® to allow your body to have its menstrual cycle. After a seven-day break, you will insert a new ring to continue to be protected against pregnancy. How does it work? NuvaRing® contains two types of hormones, estrogen and progestin (just like the pill), that prevent your ovaries from producing mature eggs. NuvaRing® provides benefits similar to oral contraceptives, but without the daily pill-taking routine. The hormone release is activated by contact with the vagina. The walls of your vagina absorb the hormones and distribute them into your bloodstream. Because of this method of administration you get 99% effectiveness2,3 (when used as directed) with a low dose of hormones. NuvaRing® provides low and steady hormone delivery. This steady, consistent release means NuvaRing® has fewer hormonal ups and downs than daily or weekly birth control methods.2,4,5 Answered by Dania Stevener 6 months ago.

Nuvaring is a form of hormonal birth control. It is a small plastic ring that has hormones in it that are very similar to the ones in birth control pills. It is placed in the vagina and left in there for 21 days, then it is taken out for 7 days while you have your period. After it is out for 7 days, you put in a new one and start the cycle over again. Answered by Adela Corren 6 months ago.

NuvaRing Side Effects?
I was on nuvaring last year but because of financial reasons stopped taking it. I can now afford it so I began retaking it (new prescription) three days ago. Today I started to experience severe nausea(can't move or get out of bed without feeling dizzy/lightheaded) and diarrhea. I am not sure why I would... Asked by Sook Hausher 6 months ago.

I was on nuvaring last year but because of financial reasons stopped taking it. I can now afford it so I began retaking it (new prescription) three days ago. Today I started to experience severe nausea(can't move or get out of bed without feeling dizzy/lightheaded) and diarrhea. I am not sure why I would suddenly begin feeling like this. I looked up the side effects but it said nothing about diarrhea. When I was on it before I had no issues with it so I am not sure why this would be happening now. Also, I am taking 100mg of Zoloft (which my gun knows about) and am recovering from a slight cold. I took the ring out an hour ago and am beginning to feel better. Could this be a one time thing? Should I stop taking the ring or is it possible for the symptoms to ease away? Answered by Ethel Puello 6 months ago.

1. Common Complications NuvaRing, a unique form of birth control, offers many benefits. Users insert a small flexible ring into the vagina each month to protect against conception. Over the course of the month, it releases a low dose of hormones into your body. Since the NuvaRing works in a similar way as birth control pills, you can expect similar types of common side effects. Patients have reported nausea, headache and weight gain when taking NuvaRing. Additional common side effects involved discomfort after inserting NuvaRing into the vagina. Some patients also suffered vaginal infections and secretions over the course of the month. NuvaRing uses a combination of hormones to protect against pregnancy. Due to these hormones, a woman may also suffer from vomiting, appetite changes, menstrual cycle disruption, cramping, breast tenderness, fluid retention, depression and rash. 2. When It's Time to Say No to NuvaRing Although most NuvaRing side effects are mild, in rare cases you may experience more serious complications after you start using the birth control device. Lung clots have occurred in NuvaRing patients. Signs of a lung clot includes shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing up blood. Severe chest pain can also indicate a heart attack. Clots can occur from NuvaRing in other parts of the body as well. Pain in the back of the leg can indicate a clot in the calf while loss of vision can mean a clot in the eye. You should also watch out for signs of a stroke, like dizziness, vomiting and speech loss when using this birth control method. Liver problems can occur in patients and symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, appetite loss and dark colored urine. Severe depression symptoms may manifest in patients as well. In extremely rare cases, insertion of the NuvaRing can lead to toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Signs of TSS include sudden fever, rash, vomiting, diarrhea and fainting. If you have any of these symptoms after using NuvaRing, take out the ring and call your healthcare provider right away. 3. How to Deal With NuvaRing Side Effects Most NuvaRing side effects are mild and go away a short time after starting the contraceptive. Most patients decide to wait out the less severe side effects, like nausea, weight gain and headaches. After your body adjusts to the hormones in the ring, your symptoms will likely disappear. Also, learning how to properly care for the birth control device can help reduce the likelihood of developing many of the side effects. Follow the NuvaRing package instructions to learn how to properly insert the ring into your vagina. Do not store the package in extreme temperatures and make sure to check the expiration date. If you're still having mild NuvaRing side effects after several months, you may want to talk to your doctor about switching birth control methods. Answered by Racheal Willier 6 months ago.

These are exactly the side effects I had while on Nuvaring! I was always on edge, and had ZERO interest in sex. It was terrible! I finally had to quit using it after a year. It's been 3 months, and I'm barely starting to return to normal. Too bad, because it was so easy and convenient! Unfortunately, you'll probably have to do what I did if you want to feel normal again. :( Best of luck. Answered by Gerald Plaisance 6 months ago.

What is NuvaRing and How does it Work?
Asked by Gwyn Garigen 6 months ago.

I used it last year. I liked not having to change it so often and that's why I got it to begin with. The reason I stopped using it was because one of the common side effects is spotting and I did! For like 3 months straight! It made it really hard for my husband and I to be Intimate so it really defeated the purpose.... well, I guess not, abstinence is the only 100% birth control! :) It doesn't happen to everyone but it did for me. Answered by Eugenie Trescott 6 months ago.

it's birth control in the form of a ring that you insert into your vagina. You wear it for 3 weeks and then take it out for a week to have your period. It's great for people who don't like taking the pill or who forget. You don't feel it it doesn't cause discomfort and it is very low dosages. Answered by Kum Wollard 6 months ago.

It is a ring that fits inside your vagina that releases a steady flow of hormones that prevent pregnancy. You wear it in there for 3 weeks and then take it out so you have a period, and then put in another one. Answered by Virgina Brienen 6 months ago.

the ring fits around the opening of the cervix and gives off horemones like any other birthcontrol to prevent pregnancy. It is just that much simpler because you only have to change it once a month Answered by Pilar Gallivan 6 months ago.

Nuvaring questions, ?
I just started the nuvaring and now iam having bad cramping??? On the website it said to put it in one week right after you start and waited one extra day without the ring? can anyone help me and give me any advised that you can!!! Thank you~~ Asked by Karan Kohm 6 months ago.

I would stop the Nuvaring, it's been showing to be a dangerous form of birth control. The Nuvaring has some serious medical effects, much more so than the regular birth control pill. "Studies by the Cleveland Clinic and published in the New England Journal of Medicine have found that women using the NuvaRing are about twice as likely to suffer serious blood clots or deep vein thrombosis as birth control pills. These conditions can lead to a number of other serious NuvaRing side effects, including heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism, and can be fatal." NuvaRing, manufactured by Organon, is the trade name for a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring used for birth control. It contains ethinyl estradiol and a relatively high dose of etonogestrel, a metabolite of desogestrel, which has been recognized as a dangerous progestin. NuvaRing has been associated with adverse side effects such as: Blood Clots Stroke Heart Attack Deep Vein Thrombosis Myocardial Infarction Cerebrovascular Accidents Pulmonary Embolism Death These effects when compared to the effects of standard birth control pills: headache, nausea, stomach ache, etc--seem to be a lot more severe and are not even on the same level as the standard contraceptive pill. Since this form of contraception contains a dangerous progestin as well as having it in a high dose, the effects on the body are not good. You always want to try to take the lowest dose of hormones possible. Many lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Nuvaring. You can go to Google and type in "Nuvaring Lawsuits" and see the plethora of sites that pop up. Please read the links below and determine if you want to continue using this form of birth control. The 2nd and 3rd links are exceptionally helpful. And yes, 1.5 million women are currently using Nuva Ring, and some have no issues with it, but knowing this information would you really risk your health and safety when it has been proven that this thing is dangerous? Many medical organizations have also contacted the FDA alerting them and asking them to take this product off the market. Answered by Maxima Becknell 6 months ago.

you need to be careful with the nuvaring. I had a friend of mine get pregnant while on it. Answered by Rita Guzzio 6 months ago.

you need to call your doctor Answered by Sandie Bushaw 6 months ago.

How does nuvaring ACTUALLY work?
I know all that. I know how birth control works. I know about the hormones, I know about my body. Im not asking how it works to prevent pregnancy. Im asking how this little ring does it. How....its a little plastic ring. How do they ( the makers) get it to release a set dose everyday? Asked by Randolph Coolahan 6 months ago.

NuvaRing® contains 2 types of hormones: estrogen and progestin, which work together to prevent your ovaries from producing mature eggs. These are the same hormones found in the Pill, and they work the same way in your body even though they are administered differently with NuvaRing®. With NuvaRing®, hormone release is activated once the ring comes into contact with your vagina. The hormones are then absorbed and distributed into your bloodstream. When used as directed, NuvaRing® works as well as the Pill—it is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Over the course of 3 weeks, NuvaRing® releases a continuous low dose of estrogen and progestin. Higher estrogen and progestin levels signal your brain not to release the hormones that cause egg maturation. Without an egg ready to be released into the fallopian tube, ovulation cannot occur. A few days after you remove NuvaRing®, the lining of the uterus begins to shed and you get your period. Your new cycle begins again on the 29th day, which is the first day you insert your new ring after being ring-free for a week. It is important that you insert your new ring on the same day of the week each month. If you are already using NuvaRing®, you can help you keep track of your schedule by downloading this simple tool. Answered by Voncile Grassham 6 months ago.

I used to for 15 months after having my daughter, it became into an ok start administration, there have been a pair cases it got here out and that i made the errors of putting it in previous due (subsequently me being 38 weeks pregnant lol) For me each and each month it value $17 (I even have person-friendly medical well being coverage), yet a pal who has coverage by artwork, it value her $5 a month. I even have heard some women human beings without coverage pay as much as $50-$60 for them regardless of the undeniable fact that, i assume it relies upon. Answered by Al Ocallaghan 6 months ago.

I have a question about the NuvaRing?
This will be my first day on the Nuva Ring or any BC ever. I have a question or two. I just started my period, so I know that I need to put it in today. I have heard that people have a higher chance of getting an infection down there, and I know you can take the Nuva Ring out for 3 hours and it still be affective.... Asked by Nadene Erie 6 months ago.

This will be my first day on the Nuva Ring or any BC ever. I have a question or two. I just started my period, so I know that I need to put it in today. I have heard that people have a higher chance of getting an infection down there, and I know you can take the Nuva Ring out for 3 hours and it still be affective. What I want to know if it is okay that I take it out and clean it weekly with some water and then reinsert in. That last thing I want is a vaginal infection. Also, do any of you take your Nuva Ring out during sex? And what happens when I get to week three, start my period...take it out then the next week am I suppose to put it in the EXACT time I took it out? What if I happen to do it within three hours? What will happen to the effectiveness? Answered by Antonio Carstens 6 months ago.

The NuvaRing is steril our of the package and your vagina it self cleaning. There is absolutely no need to wash off the ring unless it comes out and touches the floor or something. I even kept mine during and after I had surgery on my cervix! I wasn't allowed to use tampons because of risk of infection, but the NuvaRing is plastic and bacteria don't really thrive on plastic. I leave it in during sex. I've taken it out a couple of times when my partner said he could feel it. Mostly he can't feel it, but occasionally in certain positions, he will. If I've taken it out, I wash it off and replace it. The trick with NuvaRing, getting it to stay in place and not be noticable during sex it that you can't just shove it in there. If you do that, you will just hit your cervix and it won't be in far enough. You need to make sure one side gets past your cervix. The ring should encirc le your cervix and you should be able to feel your cervix poking through the ring. In that position it is very secure and not noticable during sex. You don't have to put it in the EXACT time you took it out, just some time the same day. What I usually do is take it out in the evening. Then, a week later I put it back in in the morning. So it's only out for about 6 and half days. You just don't want it out for more than 7 days. Good luck! Answered by Valery Tokkesdal 6 months ago.

Please some one help with Nuvaring cycle?
I am a little bit confused with the Nuvaring cycle. I inserted mine today when am I supposed to remove it ?? Can some one explain how the cycle (removing & insertion ) works??? exact time?? Thank you !!! ? Asked by Carolann Zalwsky 6 months ago.

Prescription NuvaRing is a flexible vaginal ring approved for the prevention of pregnancy in women. For additional important information, please see the PRODUCT INFORMATION, INCLUDING BOXED WARNING. Important Safety Information: Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects when you use combination oral contraceptives. This risk increases even more if you are over age 35 and if you smoke 15 or more cigarettes a day. Women who use combination hormonal contraceptives, including NuvaRing, are strongly advised not to smoke The use of combination oral contraceptives is associated with increased risks of several serious side effects, including blood clots, stroke or heart attack. NuvaRing is not for women with a history of these conditions. The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills. It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NuvaRing use than with the use of certain birth control pills NuvaRing is not for women with certain cancers or those who may be pregnant. NuvaRing does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases The most common side effects reported by NuvaRing users are: vaginal infections and irritation, vaginal secretion, headache, weight gain, and nausea You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Answered by Mariel Vanderwerff 6 months ago.

I'd wait a week and take a test before I get another ring. Take a test to stop WONDERING. I'm on nuvaring for the second time (cycle) now. My period was 4 days late, I was relieved. It was still heavy but lasted only 3 days lol wow. Answered by Rubin Ptak 6 months ago.

If you inserted it today, you will remove it in 3 weeks/21 days so take it back out on December 18th to have a period again. It doesn't have to be at the same exact time of day every 3 weeks, just as long as its always on that day. Some months you might start your period a day or two before it's supposed to come out and some months it might not start until you're half way through the week, and that's normal. Answered by Nan Luginbill 6 months ago.

girls can be of assistance with till i become a MD Answered by Lessie Antuna 6 months ago.

Does anybody know anything about the NuvaRing?
so if i werent using protection and were to blow inside of her....wat do u think my chances of getting her prego are with this product? Asked by Cassie Vandorn 6 months ago.

NuvaRing: Birth Control Ring The contraceptive vaginal ring, NuvaRing, is flexible and small, and a woman can insert it directly into her vagina. Because it's not a barrier method, it doesn't have to be precisely placed. It releases the same hormones as birth control pills but performs this function from inside the vagina. "It works very, very well" in preventing pregnancy, says Estes. Every three weeks, a new ring must be inserted. If you want to skip periods, the ring will let you do that, Estes explains. Instead of having a week with no ring in, you can switch directly to another ring so there’s no withdrawal bleeding. Some women like the reassurance of an occasional period, he says. "If you want have a bleed every three or four months, that's fine. If you don't, that's fine, too." "I like the ring," Ross tells WebMD. "It's actually very easy to put in, much easier than the old diaphragm. But some women have a real problem putting things into the vagina, or they're afraid it's going to get lost or afraid to take it out." One drawback: The ring sometimes slips out of place at an inopportune moment. "The chances of that happening are actually very small, and when it does happen, women notice," Estes says. "You can wash it off, and place it back inside. As long as it's not out more than two hours, you can reuse the ring." Ross hasn't heard complaints about the ring slipping out. "I don't think it comes out that easily," she says. "Among my patients, I haven't heard about that." Answered by Avery Abusufait 6 months ago.

Yes, I have used the Nuva Ring for a long time myself. It is as effective as any other hormonal birth control method. It works on the same principal as the patch; the hormone is recieved through the skin. Women who cannot metabolize hormones usually do much better with topical methods like the patch and the ring. The advantage of the ring above the patch is that each week that you are on the patch (three consecutively, unless you use it to delay or skip menstrual periods), the dose of hormone in your system is larger and larger, whereas with the ring, the amount of hormone in your system stays consistant. This means that the risk of blood clots (a major concern with the patch) is lower, fewer mood swings and hormonal craziness is encountered, and it is much safer to use the ring to skip and delay periods than the patch or the pill. Unlike the patch, which must be changed every week, the ring is changed once a month, and actually has enough hormone to last four weeks, if a woman wants to delay her period by a few days for whatever reason. The ring is a good method for women who are forgetful and likely to not take their pills at the same time every day, and for women who are sensitive to hormones, as it is the lowest dosage available on the market. Most women say that they don't feel the ring at all once it is in, and most men also say they don't notice when their partner is using it. I personally can feel my ring when it is in place, but it is a mild discomfort, and I actually encountered much more discomfort using the patch, as it irritated my skin. The doctor will warn you that the ring can slip out occasionally, but I have never encountered this problem. If it does, she can simply rinse it off and reinsert it. Answered by Toby Sadin 6 months ago.

The NuvaRing works using the same hormones that are used in birth control pills (an estrogen and a progestin). It works pretty well (99%). Probably as well as most other methods of contraception. Answered by Phil Silverberg 6 months ago.

It's doused completely in the birth control horomone, and slowly releases it over a period of time. It's not a baby killer, it keeps you from getting preggo, like any other birth control. However, it will increase a woman's chance of getting reproductive cancer, as it is resting directly against the cervix. I tried it after baby #2, and couldn't use it. It kept falling out! Answered by Modesto Salazan 6 months ago.

I think it is a very skethcy product. A ring that releases baby killing chemicals inside of your vagina? Sounds like ovarian cancer just waiting to happen. Answered by Tyson Kosman 6 months ago.

My wife has had no problems with it, except for an unusual amount of bitchiness right at first...bottom line though, she's not pregnant. Answered by Kimberely Brumm 6 months ago.

Has anyone tired this? What did you think about it? My doctor suggested this instead of the pill, i'm just curious to know if it worked out for you. Asked by Bridgette Bogie 6 months ago.

I went from the Ortho-Evra patch to NuvaRing a few months ago, and it was weird at first, but now I like it. I can hardly tell it's there, which is good and bad; good because, well, I don't feel it and neither does my husband, and bad because I don't feel it. If you decide to use the ring, I would seriously recommend marking on your calender when you should remove and insert it just so you don't forget about it and make a mistake that could end up with you pregnant. Overall, though, I've not gained weight, I've not been nauseated at all, my periods are lighter, and I don't seem to have any PMS except for some light cramping (all of those were symptoms that I experienced with the patch and the pill before that), so I'm liking it. However, you have to realize that different birth control methods (especially the hormonal ones) affect different women in different ways, so what I like you may hate. It's really more between you and your doctor. If your doctor recommends NuvaRing, I'd go with it for at least a little bit to see what you think. Answered by Carlena Nanik 6 months ago.

I was in a medical study where I tried the Nuvaring and the Patch (which, BTW, is horrible, horrible) to see which women liked better, and I loved the Ring. I was shocked when I went to pay for my own prescription and it was $45 for a month, though! (Lots of times doctors prescribe BC pills with no thought whatever as to what it will cost someone or whether they can afford it) Now I am back on pills, I just can't afford that much. If your insurance pays for it, or if you can spare the cash definitely go for it. Answered by Diana Danny 6 months ago.

I used it for a little over a year, and then switched to the Mirena IUD. Overall, it was fine - definitely better than the pill, since you only have to think about it twice a month. The biggest thing that I didn't like about it was that it would sometimes pop out during sex, and even though I logically knew that being out for 2 minutes didn't change the amount of hormones in my body, it still made me nervous. Not to mention, who wants to stop, find it, get up, rinse it off, put it back in, and start over?? Talk about a mood kill. Answered by Sang Gittins 6 months ago.

Works awesome for me. I dont feel it, my boyfriend dosent feel it either. You dont have to remember to take a pill everyday. It goes in and comes out easy. It has never slipped out, even during sex. My only complaint is that I pay $50 for one each month. But it is totally worth it. Answered by Piper Honea 6 months ago.

I'm about to start using it for period cramps. It's supposed to be better than the patch, which I wore before. Answered by Georgene Givhan 6 months ago.


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