This medication is a hormone-based contraceptive. Typically, it is used to prevent pregnancy. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect after a few days.
The active ingredients in this product are contained in a flexible vaginal ring. This contraceptive method is based on a 28-day cycle; 3 weeks with a ring, then 1 week without. Always start a new cycle with a new ring.
If the ring is removed or expelled, if you forget to change your ring or if you start a cycle late, contact your pharmacist who can help advise you on what to do next.
This product must be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. For more information, read the instructions in the package carefully.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Keep this product in the refrigerator or at room temperature, it will remain effective for 4 months only. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children.
You are advised not to smoke when taking hormonal contraceptives. Smoking increases the risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The risks increase with age and with as few as 15 cigarettes a day. The increased risks are significant enough that after the age of 35, smokers should change their contraceptive method.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
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