By Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
When certain medications, such as barbiturates, protease inhibitors, or modafinil, are taken while using NuvaRing, negative reactions may occur. These can reduce the effectiveness of NuvaRing and increase your risk of pregnancy, but you may also develop certain side effects. Other medicines that may lead to drug interactions with NuvaRing include cyclosporine, rifamycin antibiotics, aprepitant, and certain seizure medications.
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