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Can I use the Paragard IUD if I’m taking other medications?



Paragard does not contain hormones and should not interact with other medications. You should discuss with your healthcare provider to see if Paragard is the right birth control option for you.

  • IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers, a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID. Continue reading
  • If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Continue reading