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General Information on the Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring

General Information on Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring Dosage

Considerations for people using etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring include the following:
  • Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring comes as a small, flexible ring. It is inserted into the vagina once a month.
  • Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring is left in place for three weeks, after which it is removed for a ring-free week, during which you will usually have your period.
  • It does not matter where exactly etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring is in the vagina. However, if you feel discomfort, it was probably not inserted far enough. Most women do not feel it after insertion.
  • Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring cannot get lost inside your body. It is too large to be passed through the cervix.
  • Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring can be used along with tampons, although you should be aware that tampon removal can also remove the ring.
  • If the ring comes out, in most cases you should simply rinse it with cool or lukewarm water and reinsert it. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception for seven days.
  • Dispose of the ring in the foil pouch, out of reach of pets and children. Do not flush the etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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