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Would it be a problem if the Nuvaring was stored at room temperature?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 24, 2022.

My refrigerator broke down and I didn't realize it until the next morning.

Official answer


No - that is fine. The dispenser needs to store the NuvaRing in the fridge but you don't. They can stay stored in a cupboard or drawer, out of direct sunlight, for 4 months.

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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."

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