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NuvaRing: Vaginal insert

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What is this medicine?

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; ETONOGESTREL (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; et oh noe JES trel) vaginal ring is a flexible, vaginal ring used as a contraceptive (birth control method). This medicine combines two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. This ring is used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. Each ring is effective for one month.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for NuvaRing: Vaginal insert
Usage by Gender
99.75%
0.25%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
6.54%
84.27%
9.19%
0.0%
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View All 6 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.8 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.8 / 5
Tolerable: 4.8 / 5

Works Well
I enjoy this form of birth control overall for short term I think it is probably the best if you have a busy lifestyle or are forgetful on taking medications on a daily basis, however I am only using it short term until i can get an iud.
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Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
August 17, 2015
From: Florence, KY
Age: 19-24
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Great Experience
After using several other birth control methods, I must say that I really enjoy the Nuvaring. It is the only one that accurately controls my menstral the way it should aside from the actual pill that is. I am very satisfied with this product and I do not have any side effects from it or complaints about it.
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Unhelpful: 0
Thinktwice25
May 08, 2015
From: Fayetteville, NC
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Best Form of Birth Control EVER
I have used many different birth control options, this was by far the best. The pill always made me horribly sick, with the ring, no problems. Shorter period, don't have to worry about forgetting to take it (keep it in for 3 weeks, take it out a week (period) repeat). It is very effective! Only issue I have with it is that it's expensive!! And unfortunately there is no generic brand, wish my doctor would have informed me of that part. But overall, great :)
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
October 09, 2014
From: Linden, MI
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Perfect for me
perfect for busy lifestyle also after awhile your periods become less heavy and less painful
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Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 01, 2014
From: Mira Loma, CA
Age: 19-24
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Works as Intended
This is the best option for those that need a birth control that doesn't effect you in any way. I have had nothing but great experiences using this product.
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CVS Customer
June 30, 2014
From: Wheatley Heights, NY
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intended
sometimes can be uncomfortable. Like this better than taking a pill.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
May 02, 2014
From: Belleville, MI
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Vaginal insert
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree