ive been told that nuvaring can be taken out duing sex but how is that going to prevent you from getting pregnate if it is not in?
10 Jun 2011
Yes, you can take out the Nuvaring during sex. The ring itself doesn't physically prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones which are released slowly ... the hormone is the contraceptive. You can remove it but it needs to be placed back in within 3 hours.
How should I use NuvaRing?
Use NuvaRing exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
NuvaRing comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Your doctor will tell which day of your menstrual cycle to insert the first vaginal ring you use. During the first 7 days of using your first vaginal ring, you may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide. Follow your doctor's instructions.
The NuvaRing vaginal ring should be left in place for 3 full weeks. Remove the NuvaRing after 3 weeks, on the same day of the week it was inserted at about the same time of day. Allow 1 full week to pass before inserting the new ring.
Your period should start during the week you do not wear a vaginal ring. Insert the new ring on the same day of the week it was inserted in the last cycle, even if your menstrual period has not ended yet.
The NuvaRing vaginal ring will not prevent pregnancy if you wear it only during intercourse. You must wear the NuvaRing for 3 full weeks, followed by 1 full week without a ring. The timing of ring insertion and removal is very important for this medicine to be effective as a form of birth control.
the NuvaRing does not need to be removed during sexual intercourse. Neither partner should be able to feel the NuvaRing when it is in place. If the NuvaRing is bothersome, you may remove it, rinse it with warm water, and reinsert it after intercourse. Do not leave the NuvaRing out for longer than 3 hours.
To dispose of a used vaginal ring, place it in the foil pouch it came in and throw it away where children and pets cannot get to it. Do not flush the NuvaRing down a toilet.
Have regular physical exams and self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using estradiol vaginal.
Store unused NuvaRing's at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If the NuvaRing ever falls out during the 3-week wearing time, rinse it with warm water and reinsert it. If it slides down into the lower part of the vagina, use a finger to push it in farther. If the NuvaRing is lost, a new vaginal ring should be inserted as soon as possible and the schedule continued without change. Do not leave a ring out for longer than 3 hours.
During week 1 or 2 of wearing time: If a Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than 3 hours, you may not be protected from pregnancy. You must use a back-up birth control until the new or replaced ring has been in place for 7 days in a row.
During week 3 of wearing time: If a Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than 3 hours, you may either insert a new ring and start a new 3-week cycle, or you may wait 7 days (and have a menstrual period) before you insert a new ring. You must use back-up birth control until the new or replaced ring has been in place for 7 days in a row.
Avoid leaving the Nuvaring vaginal ring in place for longer than 3 weeks. Call your doctor if you get off the proper schedule for use and non-use of the vaginal ring. Do not wear more than one ring at a time.
- NuvaRing Information for Consumers
- NuvaRing Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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