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 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.

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