NuvaRing Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use NuvaRing?

You should not use NuvaRing if you:
  • Are allergic to NuvaRing, etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring, or any inactive components used to make NuvaRing. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components in NuvaRing.
  • Have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder (that causes you to clot too easily).
  • Have heart disease.
  • Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
  • Have very high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
  • Have headaches with neurological symptoms (such as migraines with aura).
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors or liver disease.
  • Are pregnant (or you might be pregnant).
  • Are a heavy smoker (15 or more cigarettes per day) over the age of 35.

NuvaRing Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which NuvaRing should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this form of contraception. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific NuvaRing warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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