etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol ring - vaginal, Nuvaring
GENERIC NAME: ETONOGESTREL/ETHINYL ESTRADIOL RING - VAGINAL (et-oh-no-GES-trel / ETH-in-il ess-tra-DYE-ole)
BRAND NAME(S): Nuvaring
WARNING: Smoking cigarettes/using tobacco while using hormonal birth control (pill/patch/ring) increases your risk of heart problems and stroke. Do not smoke. The risk of heart problems increases with age (especially in smokers over 35) and also with frequent smoking (15 or more cigarettes a day).
USES: This medication is a combination of 2 hormones (an estrogen and a progestin) and is used to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. It also can work by making vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg (fertilization) and by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus, it passes out of the body.Using this hormone ring does not protect you or your partner against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
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