Paragard is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
Important Safety Information
- Paragard must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); have had a postpregnancy or postabortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; have an infection of the cervix; have an allergy to any component; or have Wilson’s disease.
- If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for pregnancy.
- Possible serious complications that have been associated with intrauterine contraceptives are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
- Paragard must not be used by women who are pregnant as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or infertility.
- The most common side effects of Paragard are bleeding and spotting; for most women, these typically subside after 2 to 3 months.
- Paragard does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
For full product information, please see the Full Prescribing Information.