NuvaRing

Active Ingredient(s) Ethinylestradiol (0.015mg) and Etonogestrel (0.12mg)
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What is the NuvaRing?

The NuvaRing is a new form of contraception that only needs to be replaced once a month to offer over 99% protection from pregnancy. It’s a small, thin, flexible ring that’s inserted into the vagina once a month and the only kind of contraceptive ring available with a prescription in Europe.

If you’re looking for a reliable contraceptive that you don’t need to think about every day, the contraceptive ring may be the right choice for you. All you need to do is complete a quick online consultation and you’ll be contacted usually within the hour to find out if a doctor will write you a prescription for the NuvaRing. If the doctor agrees, we’ll send it to you via free next-day delivery.

What are the benefits?

The NuvaRing only needs to be used once a month, which means it’s an effective and convenient way of preventing pregnancy. It results in shorter and lighter periods, improves acne and helps with menstrual cramps. Using the NuvaRing also offers some protection from developing pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts or uterine and ovarian cancers.

The dosage of oestrogen is lower than many pills, which means you’re less likely to develop side effects. Because you don’t have to digest this contraceptive, it remains effective if you’re sick or suffer from diarrhoea, unlike oral contraceptives.

How does it work?

The NuvaRing works in a similar way to the pill, except the hormones are released by a contraceptive ring placed inside the vagina rather than in a pill. It releases an artificial oestrogen called ethinylestradiol and an artificial progestogen called etonogestrel which thicken the cervical mucous, stop the womb lining from thickening and prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg. These three actions make it almost impossible for you to conceive.

Who can use it?

Women who want to prevent pregnancy may be able to buy the NuvaRing; however, certain medical conditions may make it unsafe for you to use. Suitability is reviewed on a case by case basis, but if you have a history of heart attacks, a stroke or blood clots; severe high blood pressure; liver tumours; or heart valve or rhythm disorders, you may not be able to use this contraceptive.

How do you use the contraceptive ring?

To insert the NuvaRing you should remove it from the foil pouch, squeeze it between your thumb and index finger and insert it into your vagina. The exact position doesn’t influence its effectiveness, so you can remove and reinsert the ring until it feels comfortable.

The contraceptive ring must remain in place for three weeks, after which you’ll need to remove it. You’ll have a week when you don’t use the NuvaRing, during which you’ll still be protected from pregnancy and you may experience a withdrawal bleed.

Removing the ring is simple; you just hook your finger under the forward rim, or hold it between your index and middle finger, and pull it out gently. You can’t flush the ring, so make sure you bin it. You’ll need to insert another ring after the seven-day break.

Are there any side effects?

You could develop side effects when using the NuvaRing, though these will usually be mild and should lessen as your body becomes used to the hormones.

The NuvaRing can cause abdominal pain, vaginal discomfort, genital itching, reduced libido and weight gain. It can also cause disturbed vision, dizziness, a swollen abdomen, mood changes or mood swings, difficulty or pain when urinating, pain or bleeding during intercourse, back pain or muscle spasms, though these are all uncommon side effects.

How can I buy NuvaRing online?

If you’re looking for a reliable contraceptive that you don’t have to worry about every day, you may be able to buy the NuvaRing online. You’ll need to complete a consultation which will allow one of our doctors to assess whether it’s safe for you to use this contraceptive ring.

We send all our prescription medication to patients via free next-day delivery, which allows you to begin using it as soon as possible. If you place and order with HeathExpress.eu, you could begin preventing pregnancy with the NuvaRing tomorrow.

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