Jefferson Hills, PA
A 23-year-old female asked:
I use nuvaring and was just prescribed provigil/modafinil. will i still be protected against pregnancy and will my periods still be regulated?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Nuvaring ?s: Unfortunately the safest answer is possibly. Modafinil may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives. Modafinil increases the body's metabolism of the hormones in the Nuvaring which could reduce the effectiveness. It may also diminish the ability of the Nuvaring to regulate your menses. Speak to the prescriber of both and see if there are alternatives for you . Good luck.
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