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NuvaRing

How can I buy treatment?
  • Buying NuvaRing online can be done in 3 easy to follow steps.
  • Step 1 - Click below to begin your free online consultation. This only takes a few minutes.
  • Step 2 - Your completed consultation will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors, after which you will receive a diagnosis by email.
  • Step 3 - Once you have received your diagnosis email, you will then be able to login to your secure members area and place an order with free next-day delivery.
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Delivery Information
  • Standard shipping is free for all patients.

    UK - Orders are sent using Royal Mail Special Delivery which guarantees delivery the next day before 1pm (including Saturday).

    Europe - UPS offer next-day delivery to most destinations within the EU.

    International - Orders are sent via Royal Mail's International service.

    Same-day service - Within London, we offer a same-day delivery service. To check eligibility and prices, visit our delivery pages by clicking 'find out more' below.

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Active Ingredient(s) Ethinylestradiol (0.015mg) and Etonogestrel (0.12mg)
Not sure which Contraception treatment you need?

The NuvaRing is a unique new form of daily contraception. Unlike the pill, which requires a single daily dose, one NuvaRing can provide contraception for up to three weeks, followed by a week's break during which you will still be protected. Each ring fits itself comfortably within your vaginal walls. You won't be able to feel it's there and it's designed not to fall out, even during exercise. The NuvaRing uses the same hormones as a regular combined contraceptive, so it offers all the same additional benefits, such as regulating your periods and reducing period pain.

You can buy the NuvaRing online from HealthExpress by taking one of our online consultations. Each consultation is checked by a doctor, so that you can be sure that this is right treatment for you. If approved for a prescription, you will be able to buy the NuvaRing with free next-day delivery from our pharmacy.

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What are the benefits of the NuvaRing?

The NuvaRing is a unique alternative to the pill. It's almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, but requires only one monthly application. Simply insert the NuvaRing into your vagina on the first day of your period to enjoy almost immediate protection. Each NuvaRing lasts for three weeks, after which, you take a week's break before using a new ring. The NuvaRing uses the same hormones as the standard combined contraceptive, so it will also help to regulate your periods and to make them less painful.

Each ring is two inches long, and is made of soft flexible plastic, so neither you nor your partner should be able to feel it. Nine out of ten NuvaRing users said they would recommend it to their friends during trials.

How does it work?

The NuvaRing works in the same way as the pill, except that the ring releases an ongoing dose, rather than requiring a daily oral dose. It uses two hormones, an artificial oestrogen (ethinylestradiol 2.7 mg) and artificial progestogen (etonogestrel 11.7 mg). This prevents pregnancy in three ways. Firstly, it stops ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovaries. Secondly, it alters the womb lining, so that if an egg gets released, it cannot implant itself there and grow. Thirdly, it alters the cervical mucous, so that sperm will not be able to reach the womb at all.

Who can use the NuvaRing?

Most healthy women between the ages of 18 and 50 can use a NuvaRing. It should not be used by women who are at risk of a heart attack, a stroke or blood clotting. Women who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and liver problems may also be unable to use this contraceptive. If you are breastfeeding, or have a sensitivity to oestrogen, you should consider taking a mini-pill, such as Cerazette or Noriday.

How do you use the NuvaRing?

Ideally should start using the NuvaRing and you insert it within five days of your cycle beginning. To use, wash and dry your hands and remove the NuvaRing from its foil pouch. Hold the NuvaRing between your thumb and index finger and press the sides together to insert while lying down, squatting or standing with one leg up, whichever feels most comfortable. If you are applying the ring for the first time, you would advised to use a condom for five days to allow the hormones some time to be absorbed into your system.

You'll need to take the ring out after three weeks. To remove it, hook your finger under the forward rim or hold the rim between your index and middle finger and pull gently. Then, wait one week before applying a new ring. During this week break, you will still be completely protected.

Are there any side effects?

Most women will be able to use a NuvaRing without experiencing any ill effects. The ring is designed to hold comfortably in the vagina without causing any discomfort and most women will not even notice it's there. Women using a daily contraceptive for the first time are the most likely to experience side effects, although they should pass quite quickly. These side effects include headaches, nausea, weight gain and vaginal secretions.

How can I buy the NuvaRing online?

If you'd like to buy the NuvaRing online from HealthExpress, you'll need to fill in one of our free confidential consultations. This is a no obligation process, which helps us to ensure that you are safe to use this contraceptive. When your consultation is completed, our doctor can approve you for the NuvaRing if it's the right treatment for you. If you place an order, our doctor will write a prescription and send it our pharmacy, which will dispatch your contraceptive for free next-day delivery.

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