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NuvaRing Overdose

Since NuvaRing comes in the form of a vaginal ring and is not taken orally, it is unlikely that a NuvaRing overdose would occur. Women are not likely to use more than one NuvaRing, and children are not likely to accidentally consume NuvaRing. Overdose treatment (if necessary) may involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

An Overview of NuvaRing Overdose

NuvaRing® (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) is a prescription hormonal contraceptive, similar to birth control pills (except it is used as a vaginal ring that is replaced monthly). NuvaRing overdose effects will vary depending on a number of factors, including the NuvaRing dosage and whether it was taken vaginally or by mouth.
If you happen to overdose on NuvaRing, seek medical attention immediately.

NuvaRing Overdose Effects

NuvaRing overdose is unlikely, for a variety of reasons. It is unlikely that a woman would accidentally use more than one NuvaRing. Also, it is unlikely that a child would accidentally take NuvaRing, as it does not look like anything that could be consumed. However, anything is possible, and serious symptoms have been reported in children who have taken large doses of oral contraceptives. It is not known what may happen if NuvaRing is accidentally taken by mouth.
Some women may be concerned about a possible overdose if the NuvaRing becomes disconnected at the joint. This occasionally happens but does not affect how the ring releases the hormones. You should remove the broken ring and replace it with a new one, though, because it may be uncomfortable or more likely to slip out.

Treatment for a NuvaRing Overdose

It is not known how best to treat a NuvaRing overdose. Therefore, treatment (if necessary) will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on NuvaRing.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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