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Nuvaring Birth Control Ring

Nuvaring Birth Control Ring

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Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit)

Online prescription (skip the Dr. office visit)

Women's Health expert care

Women's Health expert care

What is Nuvaring Birth Control Ring?

Nuvaring is a combination birth control contraceptive ring that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Nuvaring is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More

How to use Nuvaring

A new patch is placed and worn for 4 consecutive weeks. No ring is worn during Week 4, when you might likely have withdrawal bleeding.

Nuvaring dosage

Nuvaring birth control ring has 2 main active ingredients: Etonogestrel 0.12 mcg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 0.015 mcg (estrogen).

Nuvaring Benefits

Nuvaring Birth Control side effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when using Nuvaring. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects: reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other benefits are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well. These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO INSERT NUVARING?

Nuvaring comes with an applicator that resembles a tampon and makes it super easy to insert. 

HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE NUVARING BIRTH CONTROL?

With Nuvaring, 7/100 women will get pregnant using it per year. Nuvaring has the same theoretical efficacy as the regular combination (estrogen and progesterone) birth control pill or patch. However, some say that it should be slightly better because you only have to think about it once a month vs. the birth control patch, every week, vs the birth control pill every day.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING  NUVARING?

Do not use Phexxi with Nuvaring. The Phexxi can eat into the ring and make the Nuvaring not work as well.

As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Nuvaring. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Nuvaring to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.

 

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET  NUVARING?

Nuvaring should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Nuvaring or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.

HOW MUCH IS NUVARING WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Nuvaring is expensive since is a brand name. The price for one box (1 ring) is $229.

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