Paragard® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)

The only one for almost everyone


Only Paragard® IUD, with 1 hormone-free active ingredient (copper), delivers the strongest combination of benefits for the widest range of women1,2* 


The Paragard Promise:

  • Proven >99% efficacy
  • 100% hormone free
  • Pregnancy prevention for up to 10 years
  • Immediately reversible whenever she decides

Satisfy more patients with Paragard—the only highly effective, reversible birth control that is completely hormone free. Learn more at hcp.paragard.com or call 1-877-PARAGARD.

¹ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; 2017

¹ Kaneshiro B, Aeby T. Long-term safety, efficacy, and patient acceptability of the intrauterine Copper T‐380A contraceptive device. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2:211-220.

* According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Paragard is one of the least restrictive birth control options across all patient types compared to other IUDs.

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.

For full product information, please see the Full Prescribing Information.

References

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; 2017.

2Kaneshiro B, Aeby T. Long-term safety, efficacy, and patient acceptability of the intrauterine Copper T-380A contraceptive device. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2:211-220.

*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Paragard is one of the least restrictive birth control options across all patient types compared to other IUDs.

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
  • If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for ectopic pregnancy. continue reading