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Brand name: Nuvaring

Nuvaring is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) etonogestrel + ethinylestradiol. On this page you will find out more about Nuvaring, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: etonogestrel + ethinylestradiol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Nuvaring vaginal drug delivery system, 3 rings

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

NUVARING is for use for contraception.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Smoothe, flexible, transperant colourless ring with a noticeable join: 54 mm in diameter and 4 mm in cross-sectional diameter.
Dosage Form Drug delivery system, vaginal
Route of administration Vaginal
Medicine schedule
1 ring: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 rings: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Sachet
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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