The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among women aged 15-44 who used the ORTHO EVRA patch compared to women who used.
If patch use results in uncomfortable irritation, the patch may be removed and a new patch may be applied to a different location until the next Change Day. Only one patch should be worn at a time.
Stop using the patches and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
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Consult the labeling of concurrently-used drugs to obtain further information about interactions with hormonal contraceptives or the potential for enzyme alterations.
Table 3: Adverse Drug Reactions Reported by ≥ 2.5% of ORTHO EVRA-treated Subjects in Three Phase 3 Clinical Trials System/Organ Class* Adverse reaction ORTHO EVRA (n=3322) Reproductive system and breast disorders Breast symptomsf 22.4% Dysmenorrhea 7.8% Vaginal bleeding and menstrual disordersf 6.4% Gastrointestinal disorders Nausea 16.6% Abdominal painf 8.1% Vomiting 5.1% Diarrhea 4.2% Nervous system disorders Headache 21.0% Dizziness 3.3% Migraine 2.7% General disorders and administration site conditions Application site disorder† 17.1% Fatigue 2.6% Psychiatric disorders Mood, affect and anxiety disorders† 6.3% Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders Acne 2.9% Pruritus 2.5% Infections and infestations Vaginal yeast infection† 3.9% Investigations Weight increased 2.7% * MedDRA version 10.0 † Represents a bundle of similar terms.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F).
The outside of the backing layer is heat-stamped “ORTHO EVRA.”
The use of contraceptive steroids may influence the results of certain laboratory tests, such as coagulation factors, lipids, glucose tolerance, and binding proteins.
ORTHO EVRA is also available in folding cartons containing a single patch ( NDC, intended for use as a replacement in the event that a patch is inadvertently lost or destroyed.
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This patch contains combination hormone medication and is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin (norelgestromin) and an estrogen.
If you miss 2 periods in a row (or 1 period if the patch has not been used properly), talk to your doctor about a pregnancy test. Skin irritation at the application site, nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles /feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) may occur, especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, l your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Store in the protective pouches at room temperature away from light and moisture.
Ortho Evra is a contraceptive skin patch containing a combination of female hormones (ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin) that prevent ovulation (the release.
You are even more at risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are overweight. Your risk of stroke or blood clot is highest during your first year of using birth control. Your risk is also high when you restart this medicine after not using for 4 weeks or longer. Using Ortho Evra can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.
Ortho Evra skin patches are used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.
Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose.
You stick the patch on your skin and it gives off hormones that prevent your The brand name Ortho Evra isn't being produced anymore so if you use the patch.
If it doesn't get any better, you might consider a method without adhesive and that you have to worry about even less than the patch, such as the shot, the implant, an IUD, or the ring.
The only tricky part is remembering the schedule for putting the patch on and taking it off—and we can help you with that. The patch is simple to use.
That's totally normal. Put it on anyway. You'll probably get your period during the patchless week, and you may still be bleeding when it's time to put the patch back on.
Just remember: If you change methods, make sure you’re protected while you switch.
The beige patch sticks to the skin and helps prevent pregnancy. Other effective methods, which release the same hormones as the patch, are the vaginal ring and birth control pills. How Does the Contraceptive Patch Prevent Pregnancy?.
If you are still bleeding when your new patch day comes around, this is considered normal, just apply a new patch consistent with your weekly schedule. During the patch-less week, you will most likely have your period.
The cost of most patches is $0-80 per box. However, the overall cost will depend on your location and your medical insurance coverage.
In addition, the skin may become irritated or have a reaction to where the patch is placed on the body.
The patch can be applied on the skin of your outer arm, stomach, back or buttocks.