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Review: could Nuvaring cause Suicidal thoughts?

Summary: Suicidal thoughts 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 Ibuprofen, and have Contraception.

We study 10,143 people who have side effects while taking Nuvaring from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts 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, over-the-counter birth control. Commonly reported side effects of Nuvaring include pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, headache, stress and anxiety, depression.

Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts (latest reports from 267,992 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvaring. Among them, 112 people (1.11%) have Suicidal Thoughts. They amount to 0.04% of all the 267,684 people who have Suicidal Thoughts on eHealthMe.

Trend of Suicidal thoughts in Nuvaring reports

Time on Nuvaring when people have Suicidal thoughts * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicidal thoughts13.79%29.89%9.20%20.69%25.29%1.15%0.00%

Age of people who have Suicidal thoughts when taking Nuvaring * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal thoughts0.00%0.00%3.26%56.52%27.17%13.04%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Suicidal thoughts when taking Nuvaring ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Suicidal thoughts0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Suicidal thoughts ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Suicidal thoughts0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (60 people, 53.57%)
  2. Headache (10 people, 8.93%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 5.36%)
  4. Dysmenorrhoea (5 people, 4.46%)
  5. Menorrhagia (4 people, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ibuprofen (10 people, 8.93%)
  2. Albuterol (9 people, 8.04%)
  3. Lexapro (9 people, 8.04%)
  4. Lortab (8 people, 7.14%)
  5. Acetaminophen (8 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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