Ortho Evra Birth Control PatchChemical Name: NORELGESTROMIN (nor-el-JES-troe-min) and ETHINYL ESTRADIOL (ETH-in-il es-tra-DYE-ol)
Ortho Evra (Evra in UK)
The Ortho Evra patch is a contraceptive patch used for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy in women. It prevents pregnancy by the diversion of ovulation (discharge of egg from an ovary) during the menstrual cycle. It is created with 2 female hormones, ethinylestradiol (estrogen) and norelgestromin (progestin). Ortho Evra birth control patch is proven to be effective for the prevention of pregnancy, compared to those collective contraceptive pills.
You can buy Ortho Evra patch from Canada Pharmacy and have it delivered to your doorstep.
Each Ortho Evra patch consists of the active ingredients:
- Ethinyl estradiol
- Low-density pigmented polyethylene outer layer
- Polyisobutylene/polybutene adhesive
- Non-woven polyester
- Lauryl lactate
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film
- Polydimethylsiloxane coating
Use Ortho Evra birth control patch exactly as suggested by your medical consultant. For further information, read the guidelines given on your prescription packaging label.
Apply Ortho Evra patch to clean, hairless, dry area on skin:
- Upper arm
- Upper body
Apply it to the area that will not be disturbed by clothing.
Do not apply the Ortho Evra patch on:
- Irritated skin
Avoid using oils, creams, makeup or powders where you will stick the patch, as it may not stick.
Apply Ortho Evra patch on the first day of your period. Wear the patch for 3 weeks consecutively; then do not wear it on the 4th week. You must get your period during this stage. After not wearing Ortho Evra patch for 7 days, apply a fresh one. Do not exceed more than 7 days without your patch, as this can increase chances of getting pregnant.
Before using this patch do check with your doctor first.
Ortho Evra patch is not for you if:
- Your age is above 35
- You smoke. While taking this medication, smoking may increase your risk of heart diseases like heart attack, heart stroke, and blood clots.
- Have increased hypertension
- Have blood clotting issues
- Are diabetic
- You have a bleeding vagina
- Have liver problems
- You have intense migraines
- Have cancer
- Are pregnant
- You are a nursing mother
- You have a history of heart problems
Some of the adverse reactions of Ortho Evra birth control patch are:
- Irritation or redness where the patch is applied
- Nipple discharge
- Sore or tender breasts
- Itching on vagina
- Stomach pains
- Increased growth of hair
- Darkening of skin
- Loss of hair
- Changes in appetite
- Lower sexual desires
- Mood swings
- Breast lumps
Product Code: 5475
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