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