REPORT your reactions to the FDA, to Merck and to RxISK.org! Less than 10% of the total events that happen while on any drug are reported to the FDA and we have no idea of how many reports are ever given to Merck or to RxISK.org.
The only way for the FDA to know what is going on with NuvaRing is to file a report. But we ask that you also tell Merck so they can’t say they didn’t know.
Report any unusual reaction, even though it does not seem life threatening, such as lengthly periods, dizziness, confusion, etc. so that Merck cannot say these reactions are rare.
Reporting to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event program is fairly easy. Click on this link:
Consumers or Patients click here: Consumers/Patients
Health Professionals click here: Health Professionals
or call 1-800-FDA-1088
Merck’s website had the following information: (which took us some time to find on their website)
To report an adverse experience with a specific Merck product, please call the Merck National Service Center at 1.800.444.2080. The Merck National Service Center is pleased to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
Adverse experiences and product-related emergencies can be reported at any time by dialing 1.800.444.2080.
http://www.RxISK.org is the first free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect — identifying problems and possible solutions earlier than is currently happening.
Click on this link http://www.RxISK.org to report a drug side effect.