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Evra Patch

The Evra Patch is a contraceptive that comes in the form of patches. It is formulated with ethinylestradiol (works as the synthetic oestrogen) and norelgestromin (works as the artificial version of progestogen). This patch is clinically proven to prevent pregnancy, similar to those combined contraceptive pills.

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EVRA is a contraceptive method used to prevent pregnancy. EVRA contains two types of sex hormones, a progestogen called norelgestromin and an oestrogen called ethinyl estradiol. Because it contains two hormones, EVRA is called a ‘combined hormonal contraceptive’, which works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle.

How do I use EVRA?

EVRA is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.

The EVRA drug comes as a patch with a sticky side that adheres to your skin. With clean, dry hands, open the foil packet and remove the patch, as well as the clear plastic that covers it. Firmly press the sticky side of the patch on to your skin, on either the abdomen/stomach, buttocks, upper back, or the outside part of your upper arm. Hold for about 10 seconds and then leave it on for exactly 7 days before replacing with a new one using the same method. Repeat this for 3 weeks and then have 7 days with no patch on (for which time you will still be protected against pregnancy).

Always change your EVRA on the same day of each week and never wear the same one for more than 7 days in a row. Only wear one patch at a time and do not cut or tamper with them in any way. Ensure that you apply your patches in a spot where there is no irritation or redness and do not use creams, oils, lotions or makeup in the same spot. To help avoid irritation, try and apply your next patch to a different suitable spot than the previous one.

If you are not using hormonal contraception at present (or in the past month) or are swapping from oral contraceptive, then you should wait for your period to begin and then apply the patch on the first day. If you start your EVRA patch after the first day of your period then you should use additional contraception (non-hormonal, like condoms) until day 8, when you apply the next patch.

The patches are designed to work during normal activities like showering, exercising and using a sauna, however you should just check that the patch has not fallen off after these activities.

For women who have just had a baby, an abortion or miscarriage, your doctor can advise you about using EVRA.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of EVRA include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach problems (nausea, stomach ache, vomiting, bloating)
  • Breast tenderness or pain
  • Vaginal yeast infection, thrush
  • Mood problems such as depression, change in mood or mood swings, anxiety, crying
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Acne, skin rash, skin itching or skin irritation
  • Changes in menstrual bleeding pattern, uterine cramps, painful periods, vaginal discharge
  • Weight gain.

If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects.


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