I moved to a new state about a month ago and took my NuvaRings with me. At the time I didn't realize that you didn't need to keep them refrigerated and so I packed them in a cooler with some ice where they stayed for two days. Are they still effective against pregnancy?
It might be okay ... the storage conditions just says that Nuvaring can be kept at a warmer temperature for 4 months, after it is dispensed.
Just to be sure I would call the manufacturer and confirm that it's okay. I think it should be.
Prior to dispensing to the user, store refrigerated 2–8°C (36–46°F). After dispensing to the user, NuvaRing® can be stored for up to 4 months at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15–30°C (59–86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid storing NuvaRing® in direct sunlight or at temperatures above 30°C (86°F). For the Dispenser: When NuvaRing® is dispensed to the user, place an expiration date on the label. The date should not exceed either 4 months from the date of dispensing or the expiration date, whichever comes first.
- NuvaRing Information for Consumers
- NuvaRing Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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