Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. NuvaRing

Descriptions


The etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring is a flexible combination contraceptive vaginal ring. Ethinyl estradiol is a kind of estrogen (ES-troh-jen) and etonogestrel is a kind of progesterone (proe-JES-ter-one). These are both female hormones used for contraception. The etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring releases these hormones and is used to prevent pregnancy.

Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring will not protect a woman from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) . The use of latex (rubber) condoms or abstinence (not having intercourse) is recommended for protection from these diseases.

Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring is available only from your doctor or other authorized health care professional.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Insert, Extended Release