About the drug:
Nuvaring Patches contains Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol. Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol both are female hormones. This Ring is available by prescription and prevents the release of an egg from the ovary due to the presence of the two hormones.
Uses of the drug:
It is used as a contraceptive option for preventing pregnancy.
Working of the drug:
Nuvaring also leads to changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for the sperms to reach the uterus or a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus wall.
Nuvaring is manufactured by Organon, Ireland. The ring is available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy nuvaring online, visit 24x7pharma.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
It is available in the form of Vaginal ring under the following brand name and strength on our website:
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Before you take the drug:
You should not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol, soya or peanuts or any other ingredients this medication contains
- Are pregnant or a new mother who has just delivered a child.
- Have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart condition, blood clotting disorder, circulatory problems, problems due to Diabetes in eyes and kidneys, irregular vaginal bleeding, liver conditions or liver cancer, stern migraine headaches
- Are a smoker
- Are aged 35 +
- Have a history of breast or uterine cancer, jaundice caused by birth control pillse, a heart attack, or a stroke
How to use?
- Follow your doctor’s directions exactly and carefully as he/she has told you to do so. Don’t use more or less than the directed use. For more details, follow the directions on the prescription label. Nuvaring is available with a detailed list of instructions for safe and effectual use.
- Your doctor will indicate the day of your menstrual cycle when you will have to insert the first Nuvaring. You may also need to use an alternative contraceptive method such as a condom or spermicide as backup for first 7 days of using your first vaginal ring. A diaphragm however is not recommended with a vaginal ring. Always remember your doctor’s words and strictly adhere to it.
- The ring should not be touched for the next 3 full weeks. After that, remove the ring on the same day of the week as it was inserted and at approx. the same time. Then don’t insert a new ring again for a full week. Your period will commence in the week you don’t have the ring inside. Now insert a new ring on the same day of the week it was inserted in the previous cycle, even if your menstrual cycle is not complete.
- The NuvaRing will not be effective and prevent pregnancy if you keep it inserted only during sexual intercourse. The ring must be kept inserted for all the 3 weeks followed by 1 full week without it. The timing and coordination of insertion and removal is a significant factor in its competence as a birth control measure. If you feel uncomfortable during intercourse, you may remove it during the act but don’t forget to reinsert after rinsing it with warm water. Don’t let the ring out for more than 3 hours.
- If you are scheduled for a surgery or medical tests or require bed rest, you may need to avoid using a NuvaRing for that period. Let the person treating you know about the ring. Always store NuvaRing in a cool and dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose it off carefully so that children and pets don’t get access to it. Avoid flushing the ring in a toilet.
If the NuvaRing falls out of during its 3 week course, reinsert it after rinsing it with warm water. If the ring falls into the lower part of the vagina, push it in with a finger. If you lose a ring by chance, get a new vaginal ring immediately. Remember, you shouldn’t be without a ring for more than 3 hours at a stretch for effective birth control. You must use an alternative birth control method till the new ring has been in place for 7 continuous days
What are the side effects?
Seek urgent medical attention if you witness any of the following severe side effects while using NuvaRing: breast lump, swelling or redness in your limbs, sudden bloody cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, mood disorders, chest pain or heaviness in chest, nausea, itching, appetite loss, dark urine, clay colored feces, yellow skin or eyes, body imbalance with problems in vision and speech, confusion, sudden severe headache.
This list is non exhaustive and you may witness other side effects less severe or with toned down effects of the above mentioned conditions. Don’t take anything lightly and consul your doctor immediately if you feel something is not right in your body.
Common Drug interactions:
Nuvaring is known to react with certain drugs and medications like acetaminophen; ascorbic acid (vitamin C) griseofulvin;rifampin; modafinil; St. John's wort; seizure medicines like phenytoin, carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, or primidone; barbiturate like amobarbital, butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital, or Phenobarbital; HIV drugs like atazanavir, tipranavir, indinavir, saquinavir, lopinavir/ritonavir, fosamprenavir, ritonavir, or nelfinavir. However, this is an incomplete list and NuvaRing may interefere with other drugs as well. You may want to consult your doctor about this. Don’t forget to notify your doctor of any current medications and your entire medical history for best results.
Things to remember:
- Smoking can elevate the risk factors of blood clots, stroke or heart attack if you are using a NuvaRing and are above 35.
- The ring will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases like HIV-AIDS. So, avoid unhealthy and unsafe sexual practices while using a ring. Diaphragm should also not be used as a backup contraceptive with a NuvaRing as there can be conflict in placements for both.