etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol ring - vaginal, Nuvaring (cont.)
OVERDOSE: This product may be harmful if swallowed. Overdose with this product is highly unlikely. Do not use more than one ring at a time. If overdose or swallowing is suspected, remove the ring if possible and contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not share this product with others.Keep all laboratory and medical appointments. You should have regular complete physical exams including blood pressure, breast exam, pelvic exam, and screening for cervical cancer (Pap smear). Follow your doctor's instructions for examining your own breasts, and report any lumps immediately. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If this product is out of the vagina for more than 3 hours, or if you forget to insert or remove this product at the recommended time, read the Patient Information Leaflet or consult your doctor or pharmacist to establish a new dosing schedule. If the hormone ring has been removed for longer than 3 hours, using a back-up method of birth control for 7 days is recommended. See the How to Use section. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.If you have trouble remembering to remove and reinsert the ring as directed, or if it falls out repeatedly, contact your doctor to discuss switching to another form of birth control.
STORAGE: Pharmacist: Prior to dispensing, store in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). Do not freeze.Patient: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture for up to 4 months. Brief storage up to 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not use after the expiration date. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed (See How to Use section).
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
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