NuvaRing contraceptive ring

  • NuvaRing is a flexible ring that’s easy to use
  • convenient 3 week usability
  • Won’t interfere with sex or tampon use
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription



My Chemist Plus offers the best place to buy Nuvaring with next day delivery available within the UK. To purchase Nuvaring, you will need a prescription, which is available through our free online consultation service. Each item you purchase will sent via secure and discreet packaging to ensure that you receive your medicine in a complete and efficient manner.

Our next day delivery service is the quickest method however there are other delivery options that might be more suitable- you can view our other delivery options on the site.

NuvaRing Contraceptive

Nuvaring is a hormonal contraceptive device for women to use to prevent pregnancy. It contains the two hormones Etongestrel and Ethinylestradiol in a low dose that is slowly released into the blood stream.

It is a transparent ring that is placed within the vagina and worn for three weeks and offers a flexible and easy form of contraception. After the three weeks, you should remove the Nuvaring and your menstrual cycle will begin, then a new Nuvaring is inserted after a week.

Nuvaring works like a contraceptive pill but instead of having to remember to take the tablet each day, you can wear the ring for three weeks. The vaginal ring comes in one size that comfortably fits most women.

Switching from the Pill to NuvaRing

Changing from the pill to Nuvaring is a simple process, if you have been using the pill correctly and there is no chance of pregnancy, you can switch from the pill to Nuvaring straight away. However, you must not use Nuvaring any later than the day you would start taking your next oral contraceptive.

A lot of women find switching from the pill to Nuvaring has the benefits, particularly for those who forget to take their oral contraceptive daily.

NuvaRing and Menstrual Cycle

Many women like to use Nuvaring as they find it helps regulate their monthly cycles so they can anticipate their periods.

Your menstrual cycle should begin after the third week of using Nuvaring. If you have to stop using Nuvaring for any reason, it will usually take between 1-2 months for your menstrual cycle to return to its normal cycle prior to use.

How to Store NuvaRing

The Nuvaring should be stored at room temperature for up to 4 months after you receive it. It is important that it is never stored at a temperature above 30°C.

Ensure that it is stored away from direct sunlight and out of the reach of children and pets.

You should not use the Nuvaring once the expiry has passed and you should return this to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.

More on how to store NuvaRing is available to read on the patient information leaflet.

If you have any queries or concerns around how to store NuvaRing, we are always free to answer any questions.

When Should you Insert the NuvaRing

When you are using the Nuvaring for the first time you should insert this on the correct day of your menstrual cycle, and it should remain inserted for 3 weeks. After the 3 weeks, you should remove the Nuvaring for the final week of your menstrual cycle.

Can You Feel the NuvaRing?

Some women may be able to feel the Nuvaring when it is in the vagina however most women do not feel this once it is inserted and positioned correctly.

It is rare to be able to feel the Nuvaring during sexual intercourse though a small number of partners may be able to feel this but without any discomfort.

Can You Take Out NuvaRing During Intercourse?

The contraceptive Nuvaring should be kept in place to ensure it is protecting you and should not be removed during sexual intercourse.

Please note that when using Nuvaring you should not use an additional female contraceptive method such as a vaginal cap or female condom as these can interfere with the correct positioning of the ring and hinder the effectiveness of the contraception.

Can You Get Pregnant with NuvaRing?

As with any form of contraception, there is a chance of becoming pregnant however the chance is very low with the Nuvaring, it has a 91-99% effectiveness rate when used correctly.

NuvaRing Side Effects

For most women, there are no side effects experienced when using the Nuvaring, though there is a small chance of occurrence.

Side effects are generally uncommon, however there and some risks associated with using NuvaRing contraceptive which include (but are not limited to):

  • Accidental removal of the ring
  • Vaginal infection
  • Irritation or discomfort of the skin
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Changes in weight
  • Mood swings
  • Skin irritation and increased sensitivity
  • Irregular bleeds
  • Tiredness and dizziness
  • Changes in breast sensitivity and size
  • A very rare, small numberof blood clotting and deep vein thrombosis

More detailed information on NuvaRing side effects are available in the patient information leaflet (this can be found in the additional information section below).

If you are concerned about any of the NuvaRing side effects or have any other concerns about its use, please contact your GP or NHS 111 for further advice.

More information about contraception and how to switch is available on the NHS website

NuvaRing Alternatives

My Chemist Plus offers several alternatives to Nuvaring and other female contraceptive treatments, some of which include:

  • Microgynon
  • Evra
  • Femodene
  • Yasmin

If you have any further questions about buying NuvaRing contraceptive online UK for sale or any other female contraceptives, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Combined Oral Contraceptive

The combined pill is another term for the pill, with the combined pill containing two artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone which are produced naturally in the ovaries. The combined pill as a prevention of becoming pregnant is effective by 99%.

The recommended way to use the pill is to take one every day for 21 days then have a break for 7 days, during which time you should have a period. After 7 days you begin to take the pill again.

It is advised to take the pill at the same time every day to form a routine, otherwise there is a risk of pregnancy, particularly if you miss a pill or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.

Please note that some medicines can affect the efficiency of the pill so you should consult your doctor before taking any other tablets.

If you suffer from heavy or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill can be an effective medication to help ease your symptoms.

Please note that the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so you would require a condom to protect against this.

How the combined pill works

  • It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation)
  • It thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
  • It thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow

There are a variety of brands of pill- these are made up of three main types:

Monophasic 21-day pills

The most common type of pill which has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are all examples of this type of pill.

Phasic 21-day pills

Phasic pills contain two to three sections of different coloured pills within a pack with each section containing a different level of hormones. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. It is important that Phasic pills are taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.

Every day (ED) pills

With ED pills there are 21 active pills and 7 inactive (dummy) pills within each pack. The two types of pills have a different appearance with one pill taken every day for 28 days with no break between the packets. It is important that the everyday pills are taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions you should consult your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

What to do if you miss a pill through sickness

If you miss a pill due to being sick, you should use another form of contraception until you have taken the pill again for 7 days without vomiting

Who can use the combined pill

If there are medical restrictions why you cannot take the pill and you are a non-smoker, you can take the pill until the menopause. However, the pill is not the most suitable method of contraception, so you should consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to see if this is right for you.

You should not take the pill if you:

  • are pregnant
  • smoke and are 35 or older
  • stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older
  • are very overweight
  • take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)

You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):

  • thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs
  • a stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries
  • anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45
  • a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure
  • severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms)
  • breast cancer
  • disease of the gallbladder or liver
  • diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years

Risks of taking the combined pill

There are some risks associated with the combined contraceptive pill however these are minimal and for most women, the benefits the pill can provide outweigh the risks.

These risks include:

  • Blood clots- The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg) or pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
  • stroke
  • heart attack

The chances of developing a blood clot is very minimal but your doctor will check if you have certain factors that could put you at risk before they prescribe the pill.

The pill can still be taken with caution if you are identified with a risk factor but is unlikely to be prescribed if you have two or more risk factors

These include:

  • being 35 years old or over
  • being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year
  • being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits)
  • having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack)
  • having high blood pressure
  • having had a blood clot or stroke in the past
  • having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45
  • being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster
  • Cancer

There is ongoing research between the link to breast cancer and the pill, it is suggested that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to those that don’t use them. However, 10 years after you stop taking the pill, your risk of breast cancer goes back to normal.

Research has also suggested a link between the pill and the risk of developing cervical cancer and a rare form of liver cancer. However, the pill does offer some protection against developing womb (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.

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