Birth Control Litigation

Nuvaring Common Side Effects

NuvaRing® is a once-a-month prescription birth control device women insert and remove themselves.1 It has a number of similar side effects as other hormonal forms of birth control,2 but studies have suggested that it carries a higher risk of injury from blood clots.3

Common NuvaRing side effects

The most common side effects of NuvaRing use are:4

  • Vaginal infection, irritation and secretions
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea

Other common side effects that have been noted for similar hormone combinations include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycle and spotting
  • Abdominal cramps and bloating
  • Edema (fluid retention)
  • Breast tenderness
  • Increased breast size
  • Temporary infertility
  • Dark skin spots
  • Rash
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Hair loss
  • Intolerance to contact lenses

Severe adverse reactions to NuvaRing

NuvaRing also has a number of potential dangers. Serious side effects associated with hormonal birth control like NuvaRing include4:

  • Blood clots
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Breast and reproductive cancer
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatitis in individuals with lipid metabolism disorders

Blood clots associated with NuvaRing use

The most concerning side effect of NuvaRing use is the increased risk of blood clots due to higher estrogen levels than other methods of birth control.2 Blood clots can cause a number of potentially fatal conditions:

  • Stroke — blockage of the arteries serving the brain5
  • Deep vein thrombosis — blockage of veins deep in the body, particularly the legs or thigh. The clot can then travel into the lungs as a pulmonary embolism6
  • Heart attack — blockage of the arteries serving the heart7

Like other contraceptives containing estrogen, cigarette smoking and obesity increase the risk of blood clots and other cardiovascular side effects of NuvaRing.

NuvaRing lawsuits

Because of the increased risks of blood clots and other injury with NuvaRing use, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of women seeking compensation.3 If you or a loved one has experienced adverse effects from NuvaRing, a lawyer can answer your questions and help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim.

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