Do not use NuvaRing if you smoke cigarettes and are over age 35. Smoking increases your risk of serious heart and blood vessel problems from combination hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) including heart attack, blood clots, or stroke which can be fatal. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes smoked.
Monthly NuvaRing is a small, flexible birth control
ring that helps prevent pregnancy. You insert it
vaginally and remove it yourself, similar to a
tampon. Except you leave NuvaRing in for 3
weeks, take it out, then put in a new one a week
later. And it’s been shown to be 98%
effective when used as directed, just like the pill.
Although some women may be aware
of NuvaRing, most can’t feel it once
it's in place. If you feel discomfort
after inserting NuvaRing, slide it
further in until it feels comfortable.
Once inserted in the vagina, the
exact position of NuvaRing is not
important for it to be effective. After
insertion, keep NuvaRing in place
for 3 weeks in a row. Learn More.
NuvaRing requires no daily dosing so you
can get effective monthly protection from
pregnancy without having to take it every
day. In a given 4-week cycle, NuvaRing
must be inserted into your vagina, removed
after 3 weeks, and a new ring inserted 7
Learn How To Use It.
Do not use NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) if you smoke cigarettes and are over age 35. Smoking increases your risk of serious heart and blood vessel problems from combination hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) including heart attack, blood clots, or stroke which can be fatal. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes smoked.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please read the Patient Information for NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring), including the information about the increased risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women who smoke, and discuss it with your health care provider. The physician Prescribing Information is also available.
Compare the dosing frequency for NuvaRing to other options.LEARN MORE
Ask your health care provider these questions and see if NuvaRing may be right for you.LEARN MORE
Eligible patients may save on NuvaRing.
(Terms and Conditions and Restrictions apply).
Get the basic guidelines for starting NuvaRing.LEARN MORE