NuvaRing contraceptive ring (3)


  • NuvaRing is a flexible ring that's easy to use
  • convenient 3 week usability
  • Won't interfere with sex or tampon use
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription

Vaginal rings provide convenient contraception removing the need to remember taking a tablet every day.
Vaginal rings come in one size that fits most women.

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Product Description

What is Navaring contraceptive ring ?

NuvaRing is a contraceptive vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy. The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring which is inserted into the vagina and kept there for three weeks. It does not need to stay in a particular position (as long as it remains in the vagina), and it should allow you to use tampons and have sex without complication.

Each ring contains a small amount of two female sex hormones – etonogestrel and ethinylestradiol. The ring slowly releases these hormones into the blood circulation. Because of the low amount of hormones that is released,
NuvaRing is considered a low-dose hormonal contraceptive. Since NuvaRing releases two different
types of hormones it is a so-called combined hormonal contraceptive.
NuvaRing works just like a combined contraceptive pill (the Pill) but instead of taking a pill every
day, the ring is used for 3 weeks in a row. NuvaRing releases two female sex hormones that prevent
the release of an egg cell from the ovaries. If no egg cell is released you cannot become pregnant.

Vaginal rings such as NuvaRing are very convenient for women as they stay in place for three weeks and their effectiveness is not disrupted by illness or an upset stomach. However, the vaginal ring can sometimes come out or become dislodged. You should discuss with your doctor the correct method of insertion to ensure maximum protection.

How NuvaRing contraceptive ring works

You should place your NuvaRing inside your vagina for 21 days before removing it for a week, during which you will have a period. In this time it will provide a slow, controlled release of hormones.

You can insert and remove NuvaRing yourself. The vaginal ring must be put in on the correct day in your monthly cycle and left in place for 3 weeks in a row.
Regularly check that NuvaRing is in your vagina (for example, before and after intercourse) to ensure that you
are protected from pregnancy. After the third week, you take NuvaRing out and have a one week
break. You will usually have your monthly period during this ring-free interval.
While using NuvaRing, you should not use certain female barrier contraceptive methods, such as a
vaginal diaphragm, cervical cap, or female condom. These contraceptive barrier methods should not
be used as your back-up method of birth control because NuvaRing may interfere with the correct
placement and position of a diaphragm, cervical cap, or female condom.

Remember, ­combined ­oral ­contraceptive ­pills ­or rings like ­Nuvaring ­will ­not ­protect ­you ­against­ sexually-transmitted­diseases ­(such­ as­ AIDS).­ Only ­condoms ­can ­help ­to ­do ­this please see the my pharmacy Durex selction.­

How effective is NuvaRing contraceptive ring ?

If used correctly the NuvaRing is approximately 98% effective in preventing pregnancies.
NuvaRing is very effective, however, its effectiveness is dependent upon correct usage, and on your NuvaRing staying in place. This is one of the main concerns of its users, and as such women should always be aware of its positioning, and check regularly that it has remained in place. While it should not fall out regularly, NuvaRing can dislodge during intercourse, tampon removal or while straining during a bowel movement.

If your NuvaRing does come out, you should replace it as soon as possible, and refer to the Patient Information Leaflet for exact advice on the need for additional contraception.

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.

Combined oral contraceptive

The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called “the pill”. It contains the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
The Combined pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

The usual way to take the pill is to take one every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days, and during this week you have a period-type bleed. You start taking the pill again after seven days.
You need to take the pill at around the same time every day. You could get pregnant if you don’t do this, or if you miss a pill, or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.

Some medicines may make the pill less effective. Check with your doctor if you’re taking any other tablets.
If you have heavy periods or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill may help.

The pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so using a condom as well will help to protect you against STIs.

How the combined pill works

1) prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation).
2)thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
3)thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow

There are many different brands of pill, made up of three main types:

Monophasic 21-day pills
This is the most common type. Each pill has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are examples of this type of pill.

Phasic 21-day pills
Phasic pills contain two or three sections of different coloured pills in a pack. Each section contains a different amount of hormones. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Phasic pills need to be taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.

Every day (ED) pills
There are 21 active pills and seven inactive (dummy) pills in a pack. The two types of pill look different. One pill is taken each day for 28 days with no break between packets of pills. Every day pills need to be taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.

Follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions, ask your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

What to do if you miss a pill

If you continue to be sick, keep using another form of contraception until you’ve taken the pill again for seven days without vomiting.

Who can use the combined pill

If there are no medical reasons why you cannot take the pill, and you don’t smoke, you can take the pill until your menopause. However, the pill is not suitable for all women. To find out whether the pill is right for you, talk to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

You should not take the pill if you:

are pregnant
smoke and are 35 or older
stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older
are very overweight
take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)

You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):

thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs
stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries
anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45
a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure
severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms)
breast cancer
disease of the gallbladder or liver
diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years

Risks of taking the combined pill

There are some risks associated with using the combined contraceptive pill. However, these risks are small and, for most women, the benefits of the pill outweigh the risks.

Blood clots
The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause:

deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg)
pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
heart attack
The risk of getting a blood clot is very small, but your doctor will check if you have certain risk factors that before prescribing the pill.

The pill can be taken with caution if you have one of the risk factors below. It is unlikely you would be advised to take it if you have two or more risk factors.
These include:

being 35 years old or over
being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year
being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits)
having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack)
having high blood pressure
having had a blood clot or stroke in the past
having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45
being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster
Research is ongoing into the link between breast cancer and the pill. Research suggests that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared with women who do not use them. However, 10 years after you stop taking the pill, your risk of breast cancer goes back to normal.

Research has also suggested a link between the pill and the risk of developing cervical cancer and a rare form of liver cancer. However, the pill does offer some protection against developing womb (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.

Side Effects

Most women will not experience any side effects from NuvaRing, but they can occur in a small number of women. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor.

Side effects are generally uncommon for most women. However, there are some side effects and risks which include, but are not limited to:

– accidental removal of the ring
– vaginal infection
– irritation or discomfort of the skin
– vaginal discharge
– changes in weight
– mood swings
– skin irritation and increased sensitivity
– irregular bleeds
– tiredness and dizziness
– changes in breast sensitivity and size
– and in a tiny percentage of cases (less than 0.01%) blood clotting and deep vein thrombosis

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.