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There are many important precautions and warnings with etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring to be aware of before starting the birth control. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have high cholesterol, diabetes, or liver disease before using the vaginal ring. You should not use etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring if you have heart disease, a blood clotting disorder, or very high blood pressure.

Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring (NuvaRing®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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