Nuva Ring Birth Control Ring Side Effects Do Not Prevent UK Approval

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted January 27, 2009


Despite concerns that have surfaced in the United States about NuvaRing side effects which may increase the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, the birth control ring has been approved in the U.K. as a once-monthly alternative to the birth control pill.

Please note that the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer taking on new cases involving NuvaRing. The content on this page is provided for informational purposes only.

The FDA approved NuvaRing in the United States in 2001, and a large number of otherwise healthy young women have reported suffering sudden blood clots, pulmonary embolysm, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or death as a result of what appear to be potentially fatal side effects of Nuva Ring.

NuvaRing is a flexible transparent ring that delivers a combination of hormones through the vaginal lining directly into the bloodstream. It contains a combination of ethinyl estradiol and etonogestral, which is a “third generation”progestin desogestrel.

Studies have linked the use oral third generation contraceptives containing desogestrel to an increased risk of blood clots.

Nearly two years ago, in February 2007, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the FDA asking that the use of the third generation oral contraceptives be banned due to the increased risk of blood clot side effects and lack of evidence that they provide any clinical benefit when compared to second generation contraceptives.

The NuvaRing attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been investigating potential lawsuits in the United States on behalf of women who have suffered blood clot related injury or death, as the birth control ring does not adequately warn about the potentially fatal NuvaRing problems.

With the approval of NuvaRing in the U.K., there are now 15 different methods of birth control available. While studies used to support the approval have found that many women prefer the birth control ring since it is a once-monthly treatment, the same studies have found that the same women were generally satisfied with the Pill and it is doubtful they would choose the birth control ring if they were fully warned about the risk of life-threatening NuvaRing side effects.


For women who have been diagnosed with blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or suffered a sudden death, financial compensation may be available through a NuvaRing lawsuit.

NuvaRing cases are no longer being accepted.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Kristina says:

    While using the Nuva ring I experienced severe menstrual cramps. Along side the cramps my right shoulder, collar bone area was severely painful. The only time my should hurt was when I was mestrating after removing the ring for the week. Bowel movements, as well as urination were severely painful during this time. Once my mestrual cycle was over, the pain went away. I have not been on Nuva ring for nine months now and i have NOT experienced any of these symptoms. I have had only had a few periods since then and have not been able to concieve.

    Posted on September 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  • Nora says:

    I have been on the nuva ring for only a month now and as u know u take it out at the end of the month and than u start ur mentrual cycle…mine started early even with the ring in which im not sure if that is normal. anyway i took it out thurs nite…and friday nite (last nite) i took out my tampon and i had blood clots on it and still inside of me idk what i should do if thats a normal side effect i looked all over online on nuvarings side effect and it doesnt educate u well enough for us women to know if this is a dangerous side effect. should i contact my dr. or just wait to see if it gets worse? is this normal? im reading everywhere about blood clots now i am scared what if i dont get help soon enough and die or something like others may have…i dont like birth control i never did but i thought it was responsible for me to go on something i am 23 with a 5 year old so ive already had a baby at 17 i do not want to have another but i do want to have one later on in life and what if these birth controls prevents me from having a baby in the future….i hate birth control it is so scary to think you could be one of those women who dies out of millions of people who are taking these birth controls. They should educate women better about all birth controls when they are thinking about going on them…the dr. should…the gynos should, and the companies who make the birth control should have to educate all their users!

    Posted on January 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

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