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NuvaRing Medication - Uses & Side Effects

NuvaRing is a contraceptive device. Like oral contraceptives, it prevents pregnancy by providing a steady level of the female hormones estrogen and progestin. It is used to eliminates the hormonal surge that ordinarily triggers the release of an egg.

NuvaRing Dosage

  • For adults, NuvaRing is inserted in the vagina once a month.

Uses of NuvaRing

  • It is used to prevents pregnancy by providing a steady level of the female hormones estrogen and progestin.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of NuvaRing

Before taken NuvaRing medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking NuvaRing. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blood clots
  • Depression
  • Emotional instability
  • Headaches
  • Liver disease
  • Migraine headaches
  • Nausea
  • Stroke
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

Warnings and precautions before taking NuvaRing:

  • If you are taking this medication, then Hormonal contraceptives pose a slightly increased risk of blood clots and related disorders such as phlebitis, heart attack, and stroke. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • The estrogen in hormonal contraceptives also appears to cause a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer while you are using contraceptives.
  • If you develop signs of liver problems, such as yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, then you should stop using NuvaRing.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking NuvaRing with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining NuvaRing with the following:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Clofibrate
  • HIV drugs classified as protease inhibitors
  • Morphine
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Rifadin
  • St. John's wort
  • Temazepam
  • Vitamin C

After taken NuvaRing if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of overdose with other hormonal contraceptives include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding, and other menstrual irregularities

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