Safety Information on Femring
Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Femring can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Femring include, but are not limited to:
(Click Femring Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With FemringFemring may interact with several other medications (see Femring Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High triglycerides or high cholesterol
- A history of heart attack, blood clots, or stroke
- Heart problems of any kind
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Gallbladder disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Femring and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Femring and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Femring Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)