Nuvaring Ethinyl Estradiol/Etonorgestrel and/or alternatives
Nuvaring 11.4/2.6mg (0.015/0.12mg/24Hr)Manufacturer: Merck Canada Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Nuvaring
Nuvaring is a prescription drug which comes in the form of a vaginal ring consisting of two female hormones, etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. These hormones work by preventing ovulation, the process which occurs within a female body when an egg is released from the ovary. The hormones also change the structure of the cervical mucus and lining of the uterus. These changes limit the sperm’s ability to reach the uterus. A fertilized egg’s attachment to the uterus is also rendered difficult.
Indications & Dosage of Nuvaring
Nuvaring is indicated as a contraceptive medication mainly intended to prevent pregnancy.
The doctor’s prescription should be strictly followed by patients using Nuvaring. Doing otherwise may result in health problems. The ring should (usually) be inserted on the first day of the menstrual cycle. The first vaginal ring post-insertion should remain in place for a period of 3 weeks. It is recommended to take out the ring approximately at the same time as it was inserted after the 3 week period. The next ring should be inserted after another full week. This pattern has to be followed to make the treatment effective.
Patients who buy Nuvaring should not expect it to work only if it is used during intercourse. Before reinsertion of the ring, it should be properly washed. Several physical examinations may be needed during the period of Nuvaring usage. As such, appointments should not be skipped. Lastly, Nuvaring should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Side effects & Interactions of Nuvaring
Nuvaring can cause several side effects. Some side effects cause minimal harm and are temporary. Some of these minor Nuvaring side effects are:
- Mild nausea and vomiting;
- Weight and appetite changes;
- Breast pain;
- Vaginal itching;
- Dizziness and headaches;
- Stomach pain;
- Scalp hair loss
Nuvaring patients may also experience serious side effects. These serious side effects need to be tackled with immediate medical intervention. They are:
- Severe migraine headaches;
- Severe confusion often accompanied by vision disorders;
- Chest pain and tightness, with the pain often spreading to other parts of the body;
- Numbness and weakness;
- Severe nausea and stomach pain;
- Loss of appetite;
- Changes in urine color
The doctor should be made aware of all the substances the patient is taking before he/she buys Nuvaring. Nuvaring may interact with the following substances: rifampin, griseofulvin, acetaminophen, HIV medications, certain seizure medications, and barbiturates. Before taking any of these substances with Nuvaring, it is recommended to seek the doctor’s advice to avoid any adverse drug interactions.
Warnings & Precautions of Nuvaring
Patients allergic to any of the hormones present in Nuvaring should not use the drug. It is recommended that people suffering from hormone related cancers, severe liver problems and heart problems not take the drug.
Patients with medical conditions like minor heart problems, kidney issues, diabetes and seizures should speak to a doctor before they buy Nuvaring.
Nuvaring should not be used by breastfeeding women as its contents may enter breast milk.