What is Paragard® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)?
Paragard® is a copper-releasing device that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use Paragard® if you have a pelvic infection,
get infections easily or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called
pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if
Paragard® comes out, tell your healthcare provider.
If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Occasionally, Paragard®
may attach to or in rare cases may go through the uterine wall and may also cause other problems.
In some cases, surgical removal may be necessary. Although uncommon, pregnancy while using
Paragard® can be life threatening and may result in
loss of pregnancy or fertility. Bleeding or spotting may increase at first but should decrease in
2 to 3 months. Paragard® does not protect
against HIV or STDs.
Available by prescription only.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at
www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
For important risk and use information about Paragard®, please see
the full Prescribing Information.
Nothing on this website should be construed as giving advice or making a recommendation, and it should not be relied on as
the basis for any decision or action. It is important that you rely only on the advice of a healthcare professional to
advise you on your specific situation.