Common questions

Does the patch change your discharge?

Does the patch change your discharge?

Changes in your periods (early, late, or stopping altogether while on the patch) Spotting (light bleeding or brown discharge) Skin reactions where the patch goes (like itching, dryness, pain, swelling, or a rash)

Does Evra patch affect pregnancy?

Nope. The patch is really good at preventing pregnancy, but it won’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections. Using condoms every time you have sex really lowers your chances of getting or spreading STDs.

What are the side effects of using Ortho Evra?

Side Effects 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.

How long do Evra side effects last?

The interfering effect of some of these medicines can last for up to 28 days after you have stopped taking them. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about using another method of birth control if you use EVRA and any of the above medicines concomitantly.

How long after stopping the patch can you get pregnant?

After you stop using the patch, you can get pregnant within 1 to 2 weeks. Your chances of becoming pregnant are the same as others in your age group who are not using birth control.

Can the patch cause brown discharge?

Brown discharge isn’t exactly sexy or fun. But the good news is, it’s normal. For women taking hormonal birth control — such as the pill, ring, shot, or patch — the appearance of some dark discharge is nothing to be concerned about.

Does Evra cause weight gain?

Many women have reported gaining weight after starting to use the Ortho Evra birth control patch. Women say that they have gained anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds while using the Ortho Evra patch.

How do you know if you’re pregnant on the patch?

With the patch and ring, you would be getting withdrawal bleeding every month, so a key sign that you’re pregnant would be a missed period. If you suspect you’re pregnant, the first step is to take a home pregnancy test. If the results are positive, then make an appointment with your health-care provider.

What are the side effects of Ortho Evra patch?

1 Burning, itching, or redness of the skin 2 menstrual cramps 3 pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts 4 swelling or soreness at the patch site

When to use Ortho Evra for pregnancy prevention?

Ortho Evra is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use a transdermal patch as a method of contraception. Ortho Evra may be less effective in preventing pregnancy in women who weigh 198 lbs (90 kg) or more. To achieve maximum contraceptive effectiveness, Ortho Evra must be used exactly as directed.

What to do if you miss your period on Ortho Evra?

If the woman has adhered to the prescribed regimen and misses one period, she should continue using her contraceptive patches. However, if she has adhered to the prescribed regimen, misses one period and has symptoms associated with pregnancy, rule out pregnancy. Discontinue Ortho Evra use if pregnancy is confirmed.

How big is the contact surface of Ortho Evra?

ORTHO EVRA is a combination transdermal contraceptive system with a contact surface area of 20 cm². It contains 6 mg NGMN and 0.75 mg EE.

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