NuvaRing and Alcohol Interaction

NuvaRing and Alcohol

NuvaRing generic name ethinyl estradiol and estonogestrel is a product that contains these two drugs which are a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation and also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining. This makes it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

It’s use is as a contraception to prevent pregnancy.

It is suggested moderate drinking only if using NuvaRing and Alcohol.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Nuvaring advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a history of stroke or blood clot, circulation problems, hormone related cancer such as breast or uterine, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease, liver cancer, severe high blood pressure, severe migraine headaches, heart valve disorder, jaundice caused by birth control pills, high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina, history of heart attack, high cholesterol or tryglycerides, kidney disease, history of depression, gall bladder disease, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, irregular menstrual cycles, toxuc shock syndrome, easy vaginal irritation, prolapsed uterus bladder or rectum, history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, abnormal mammogram, severe constipation or migraine headaches.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps, breast pain, tenderness, swelling, freckles, darkening facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair, changes in weight or appetite, problems with contact lens, vaginal itching or discharge, changes in menstrual periods, decreased sex drive, headache, nervousness, dizzy or tired.. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, throat, numb or weak on one side of body, sudden headache, confusion, pain behind eyes, speech vision balance problems, chest pain, heavy feeling, pain spreading to arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, change in severity and pattern of migraine headaches,, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, swelling in hands, ankles, feet, breast lump or symptoms of depression. If these occur get emergency medical help.

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This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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