NuvaRing Side Effects

NuvaRing Birth Control Side Effects

NuvaRing Side Effects / RxRecall / The Maher law FirmNuvaRing is a non oral hormonal contraception.  NuvaRing is a small ring that is inserted into the vagina monthly to prevent pregnancy.

NuvaRing contains estrogen and progestin, like many birth control pills.  The hormones in the NuvaRing prevent the ovaries from producing mature eggs.  NuvaRing then thickens a woman’s cervical mucas, which in turn blocks sperm from joining the egg.  NuvaRing is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

There are serious side effects of the non oral hormonal contraceptive NuvaRing:

  1. Heart Attack
  2. Vaginal infections, irritations, and/or secretion
  3. Headaches
  4. Stroke
  5. Blood clots in the legs, lungs, heart or brain

NuvaRing risks may increase if you:

  1. Are over 35 years of age
  2. Are overweight
  3. Have inherited blood clotting disorders
  4. Smoke
  5. Have high blood pressure
  6. Have high cholesterol
  7. Have diabetes

Contact your health care provider if you experience any of these symptoms:

  1. Achy soreness in your legs
  2. Pain in your abdomen and/or chest
  3. Trouble breathing
  4. A lump in your breast
  5. A sudden headache that is different or worse than your usual headache
  6. If you are seeing flashing, bright lines, usually before a very bad headache
  7. If you have yellowing of the skin or eyes
  8. Change in menstrual cycle

Do not use NuvaRing if you are/have:

  1. Pregnant
  2. Certain cancers
  3. On bed rest
  4. Organ transplant complications
  5. lupus
  6. Migrains

NuvaRing does not prevent against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Contact your health care profesional for more information

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