Nuvaring (Vaginal)

Questions | Reviews **

Weight gain while on Nuvaring?

I currently started using Nuvaring and had a question about the side effects. The directions say some side effects are weight gain. How much weight is typically gained and what can I do to avoid it? Also, while using it, am I more prone to sun burns? ...
by Kelsey Hamilton in USA, 01/06/2006

continual bleeding

I used the ring before I had my last daughter, and now that I am no longer breastfeeding, I went back to the ring. While on the pill, I missed two periods. The docter didn't see anything went to see him about swithing back to the ring. Now I have ...
by Ashley Hernandez in San Antonio, TX, 02/22/2007

weight gain on nuvaring?

i have very heavy periods that last for seven days or more. will nuvaring help my heavy flow? also will i gain weight using this ring,i also have hormonial acne will this nuvaring help.
by anna ramnariine in tulsa oklahoma, 12/10/2005

getting pregnant after nuvaring

hello,  i just recently went off the nuvaring because my boyfriend and i want to have a baby. i was just wondering how long it usually takes to get pregnant after going off of the nuvaring?
by krystle in pittsburgh, pa, 07/26/2007

Nuvaring (Vaginal) Drug and Prescription Information

Nuvaring (Vaginal)

Nuvaring (Vaginal) Medication Classification


Nuvaring (Vaginal) Brandname


Nuvaring (Vaginal) is used for the Treatment

Ethinyl Estradiol (ETH-in-il es-tra-DYE-ole), Etonogestrel (et-oh-noe-JES-trel) Used for birth control. This medicine is a contraceptive.

When To Not Use Nuvaring (Vaginal)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to etonogestrel or ethinyl estradiol, or if you are pregnant or have vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor. You should not use this medicine if you have heart disease, severe high blood pressure, problems with circulation, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, liver disease, a history of stroke or blood clots, or if you are a heavy smoker and over the age of 35.

How Should You Use Nuvaring (Vaginal)


  • The medicine is in a ring that is put into your vagina and releases small amounts of medicine that is absorbed into your body. Your doctor or nurse will show you how to put the ring in.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you leave the ring in place for more than 4 weeks, you may not be protected from pregnancy. Check to be sure you are not pregnant before inserting a new ring. You must use a different kind of birth control until the new ring has been in place for 7 days in a row.
  • If you forget to replace the ring after the one-week ring-free break, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Nuvaring (Vaginal) Storage

Store Nuvaring (Vaginal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nuvaring (Vaginal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nuvaring (Vaginal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • This medicine may not work while you are using antibiotics, medicine for seizures or other vaginal medicine. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.

Nuvaring (Vaginal) Warnings

  • When you first start using the vaginal ring, it is important to use a second form of birth control during the first 7 days to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have lupus, high blood pressure, seizures, asthma, migraine headaches, diabetes, or depression.
  • Smoking can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot when using this medication.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, remove the ring and call your doctor for a pregnancy test.
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Call your doctor if the ring causes vaginal irritation (such as redness, pain, or burning).

Nuvaring (Vaginal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain, shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Dark colored urine, yellow skin or eyes
  • Lumps in your breast
  • Pain in your leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache or sudden vision changes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bloated feeling, weight gain, or tired feeling that won't go away
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Nausea or stomach cramps
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Nuvaring (Vaginal) Ratings

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Jaime, Radford, Va - 06/21/2008

My 20 year old daughter has been using the NuvaRing for almost a year. Apparently the ring can fall out without the person using it knowing. She is now pregnant. I was discussing this with a friend of mine. Her best friend had one fall out, as well. She went through a preganancy scare. If the ring is in place it is effective, but with so many falling out it is a risky form of birth control. There are many more options out there that work better.

Nuvaring (Vaginal)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


dulce, USA - 03/29/2008

I used NuvaRing for about a year. The first problem I had was difficulty wearing my contact lenses. Then, I began getting frequent yeast infections. The final straw was when I was diagnosed with depression! I have always been an upbeat person and never had emotional issues around the time of my period until I used NuvaRing. Needless to say, I do not use this product anymore!