Making Paragard® IUS accessible to all

Cost to Patients

Paragard may cost $0 for insured patients under the Affordable Care Act1

This may mean:

  • no co-pay
  • no coinsurance costs
  • no deductibles

It is important to check with each patient’s health insurance plan to determine coverage.

Patient Self-pay

If your patient doesn’t have insurance, or her insurance doesn’t cover Paragard, she may choose to self-pay for Paragard through Paragard Patient Direct™. Complete a Patient Authorization and Referral form to facilitate a patient self-pay, single unit purchase. Call 1-877-PARAGARD for pricing and more information or click here.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson’s disease. Continue reading

Indication

Paragard is a copper-containing IUS (intrauterine system) indicated for the prevention of pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson's disease.
  • If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for ectopic pregnancy.
  • Possible serious complications that have been associated with IUSs are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
  • Paragard must not be used by pregnant women as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or infertility.
  • Menstrual cycles may become heavier and longer with intermenstrual spotting. Bleeding may be heavier than usual at first.
  • Paragard does not protect against HIV or STIs.

Please see accompanying Full Prescribing Information.

Reference:
1. Health Resources and Services Administration. Women's preventative services guidelines: required health plan coverage guidelines. http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/. Accessed August 9, 2017.

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