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Review: could Nuvaring cause Partial seizures?

Summary: Partial seizures could be caused by Nuvaring, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Fioricet, and have Contraception.

We study 10,143 people who have side effects while taking Nuvaring from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Partial seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Partial seizures and more.

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Nuvaring

Nuvaring (latest outcomes from 10,557 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Partial seizures

Partial seizures (seizures which affect only a part of the brain at onset) (latest reports from 9,056 patients) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, convulsion, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvaring. Among them, 22 people (0.22%) have Partial Seizures. They amount to 0.24% of all the 9,032 people who have Partial Seizures on eHealthMe.

Trend of Partial seizures in Nuvaring reports

Time on Nuvaring when people have Partial seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Partial seizures23.81%42.86%9.52%23.81%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Partial seizures when taking Nuvaring * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Partial seizures0.00%0.00%0.00%77.78%22.22%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Partial seizures when taking Nuvaring ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Partial seizures ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (15 people, 68.18%)
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (2 people, 9.09%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 9.09%)
  4. Polycystic ovaries (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Muscle spasms (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fioricet (7 people, 31.82%)
  2. Ventolin (7 people, 31.82%)
  3. Valtrex (7 people, 31.82%)
  4. Tramadol hydrochloride and acetaminophen (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Metformin (3 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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