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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.
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.
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Femring and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Femring and Breastfeeding).