Nuvaring Side Effects
Since its approval by the FDA in 2001, NuvaRing has become a popular alternative to taking a daily birth control pill.
More than five million prescriptions for NuvaRing are written each year, with more than one million women using “the ring.”
Many will suffer blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and other serious side effects. Some of them will die.
Have you used NuvaRing and experienced health problems? If so, you are entitled to a free and confidential consultation with a NuvaRing litigation lawyer to determine if you have a NuvaRing injury claim. Contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 or use this online form to find out what financial compensation might be available to you.
Known Side Effects of NuvaRing
Like most other drugs, NuvaRing has side effects, including:
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting;
- Fluid retention;
- Vaginal irritation, infection or secretion;
- Weight gain;
- Decreased sex drive;
- Mild depression.
Usually these side effects are mild and treatable.
A more dangerous side effect is an increased risk of blood clotting, which is true with other hormonal birth control methods as well.
But because NuvaRing delivers its hormones continuously and directly into the bloodstream, rather than intermittently through the stomach like birth control pills, its impact on a woman’s body is dramatic – and potentially lethal.
In fact, studies from the FDA and other sources have found a significantly higher risk of dangerous side blood clots for women using NuvaRing – and as many as 40 reported deaths worldwide.
NuvaRing is not recommended for women:
- With a history of blood clots, heart attack or stroke;
- With breast cancer;
- Who are pregnant or think they might be;
- Who are over 35 and smoke cigarettes;
- Who suffer from migraines.
Talk With a NuvaRing Litigation Lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC
If you or someone you know has used NuvaRing and experienced bleeding, blood clots, headaches, heart attack, stroke or other serious side effects, please contact an experienced NuvaRing liability lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC You might be entitled to money for pain, suffering, lost income and medical expenses, including hospital bills and future needs.
Call 314-932-3232 or use this online form to learn about your legal rights and options.
For more information:
- Public Citizen – Request for NuvaRing FDA recall
- BMJ: “Venous thrombosis in users of non-oral hormonal contraception: follow-up study, Denmark 2001-10,” published May 10, 2012
- Mother Jones
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- CBS News MoneyWatch – “40 NuvaRing Deaths”