Prevent pregnancy with NuvaRing birth control implant

NuvaRing is a combined contraceptive ring that is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy.
NuvaRing gradually releases hormones into your system, which influences your cycle to stop you from falling pregnant and is almost 100% effective.

  • Soft and flexible ring
  • Just one ring per month provides comprehensive contraceptive protection
  • Supplements your body with artificial versions of progestogen and oestrogen
  • Contains etonogestrel 120mcg and ethinylestradiol 15mcg per 24 hours
NuvaRing FAQs

What are the benefits of using this form of contraception?

The NuvaRing birth control contraceptive provides convenient, almost 100% effective contraceptive cover, without having to take a pill every day. Another benefit of this treatment is the fact that its contraceptive benefit is not affected if you experience a stomach upset. Also, you should not be able to feel the ring while you have got it on and it seldom creates any difficulties with sexual intercourse.

How does it work?

The contraceptive hormones in the medication are gradually released into your system on a daily basis, which is why the NuvaRing is known as a low-dose hormonal contraceptive. During your cycle the hormones prevent ovulation, which means that your body doesn't release an egg. In addition to this, this contraceptive prevents the womb lining from thickening so that in the highly unlikely event an egg does get released, it can't embed itself in the womb lining.

This small ring releases 2 female-type hormones – an progestogen and an oestrogen– continually into your bloodstream. These are the same hormones that are in the contraceptive pill. Therefore, the ring is much like a vaginal version of the pill. The treatment itself is constructed of plastic. It’s transparent and is approximately 54 millimetres, which equates to around 2.1 inches, across. It roughly has the same diameter measurements as a small jam-jar lid. One size is designed to fit all.

Who can take it?

If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 40 you should be able to use this treatment safely. However, there are conditions or medications with which you can't use this treatment. Make sure not to leave your ring in for over 3 weeks and do not forget to replace it with a new one. If you fail to comply with these steps, you'll run a real risk of becoming pregnant.

Who can't take it?

You should take special care when using this vaginal ring if you have epilepsy; have a close family member who has had breast cancer; or if you have liver problems or Crohn's disease. You shouldn't use this medication if you are allergic to the main ingredients, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a history of blood clots, if you've had a heart attack or if you get migraines. Epilepsy medications, St John's Wort, medications to treat HIV infections or certain antibiotics may affect how well this medication works, so it's important that you mention any underlying health conditions of medications you are taking during your online consultation.

Can you safely take antibiotics while using the ring?

Conventionally, it was believed that antibiotics might decrease the efficacy of the Pill and other hormonal contraceptives. However, there is now substantial doubt as to whether commonplace, everyday antibiotics can actually do this. Nonetheless, in 2011 the manufacturers' guidelines still say that 'contraceptive failures have been reported with antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracyclines'. Therefore, if you use penicillin or any alternative antibiotic, inform the doctor or your healthcare provider about whether you need to use extra contraceptive precautions for a while.

How do you use it?

If you insert the NuvaRing contraceptive on the first day of your period, you will receive immediate cover. You can also insert it between day two and five of your period, but then you'll have to wait seven days for it to take effect. If you've used a combined contraceptive during the last month, just start using the treatment on the first day of your seven pill-free days.

To use the medication, wash your hands before taking it out of its packet. Then compress it and get into a comfortable position. Push the ring into the vagina with one finger until it feels comfortable and leave it there for three weeks. After three weeks, the ring can be removed by hooking it with your index finger and pulling it out. Wait seven days before inserting the new ring at exactly the same time you took it out a week before.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects with the genuine NuvaRing are unusual, but if they do occur they are usually mild in nature and pass when your body has become used to the contraceptive hormones. The most common side effects include abdominal pain, acne, weight gain, breast pain, yeast infections or painful periods. If you experience anything more serious or if these effects persist, it is best to speak to your doctor.

Can I buy the contraceptive ring online?

You can buy this treatment online from euroClinix. Because it's a branded prescription medication, you are required to complete a free online consultation to help our doctors make sure that this is the right choice of contraception for you. Once your order is approved, our doctor will issue a prescription, and our pharmacy will make sure it's dispensed and shipped via overnight courier, at no additional cost to you. Please note that this treatment is only available in a three-month supply from euroClinix, as it can only be stored at room temperature for up to four months, after which it requires refrigeration.

Treatment Information
Product Name: NuvaRing
Active Ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol and Etonogestrel
Manufacturer: Organon
Description: Nuvaring is a combined contraceptive ring that offers almost complete protection against pregnancy
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Vaginal
Presentation: Ring
Available Dosage: 0.12mg, 0.015mg
Application: Offering protection against pregnancy for women over 18
Posology: Insert ring for 3 weeks followed by a 7 day break
Drug class: Combined vaginal rings
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"Hormonal contraception is used by millions of women to safely prevent pregnancy. euroClinix allows you to order your contraception online, when it’s not entirely convenient to go to your doctor."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)Organon Nuvaring
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
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Ingredients Ethinylestradiol (15mcg)
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The NuvaRing patient information leaflet (PIL) is provided for informational purposes only. For the latest manufacturer's information please refer to the PIL in the packaging. euroClinix does not accept liability for the information displayed.