I Left My Nuvaring Out Of The Fridge
In our latest question and answer, our pharmacist discusses how long Nuvaring is OK for if it is left out of the fridge.
Help! I left my Nuvaring out of the fridge after I picked it up from the pharmacy, is it still good?
Fortunately, Nuvaring can be left out at room temperature for up to 4 months without losing any effectiveness.
In fact, the manufacturer doesn't recommend one way or the other (refrigerated vs. non-refrigerated) once it has been dispensed to the user. It is only a requirement to refrigerate the product when it is being stored in a pharmacy prior to dispensing.
Below is directly from the manufacturer:
"Prior to dispensing to the user, store refrigerated 2-8°C (36-46°F). After dispensing to the user, NuvaRing can be stored for up to 4 months at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F)."
As long as you begin use of the Nuvaring within four months, and it hasn't been stored over 86°F, you have nothing to worry about.
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