Evra Patch


An effective contraceptive patch that is applied to the skin and changed once a week. When used correctly, it is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.

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Evra Patch 6mg/600mcg

How to apply a contraception patch

Only apply one patch at a time. Apply a patch to hairless, clean skin. Wear the patch for 7 days. On the same day, change the patch. After three weeks of continuous patch use, take a seven-day break.

Evra is also useful in the following contexts:
1 patch weekly for 9 weeks, then no patch for the next 4 or 7 days.
Continuous use: 1 patch per week, no breaks.

While wearing the patch, you can shower, sauna, and exercise. However, you should double-check that the patch has not come off as a result of these activities. To keep the patch in place, do not use tape.

How does the Evra Patch work?

The Evra Patch is a skin-sticking hormone-releasing patch. The patch measures about 2 inches by 2 inches. It contains synthetic oestrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed through the skin into the body. These hormones work to keep a woman from becoming pregnant.

How effective is the patch?

You will be protected from pregnancy immediately if you apply the Evra patch on the first day of your period.

The patch is 99 percent effective when used correctly. If it is not used correctly, 9 out of every 100 users will become pregnant.

What are the advantages of using an Evra Patch?

There are numerous benefits to using the contraceptive patch, especially if you are concerned about forgetting to take the pill. The patch must be changed weekly and can be worn while swimming, bathing, showering, in a hot tub, or sauna without interfering with sex.

Because the hormones are absorbed through the skin rather than the stomach, it will still work if you vomit or have diarrhea. It can also help with acne and make periods more regular, lighter, and less painful, according to some women. The patch may also reduce the risk of certain cancers, recurrent endometriosis after surgery, and help with polycystic ovarian syndrome problems (PCOS).

Where should I put the Evra patch?

As long as your skin is clean, dry, and not overly hairy, you can apply the patch almost anywhere on your body. It is not recommended to apply the patch to sore or irritated skin, areas that may be rubbed by tight clothing (such as underneath the bra strap), or the breasts.

To avoid skin irritation, it is recommended that each patch be placed in a different location on the skin.

What are the side effects of the contraceptive patch?

The majority of women have no side effects. However, the most common side effects reported are headaches, skin irritation, nausea, and breast tenderness. Some women develop blood clots on rare occasions. This method of contraception has a slightly higher risk of blood clots than others. Send us a message through your Patient Record if you have any concerns.

See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects and how to use it correctly. If you are experiencing any side effects, please contact us through your Patient Record.

What happens if I lose my Evra Patch?

In 4% of cases, the patch will fall off the skin before the week is up; if this happens unnoticed, you may be less protected against pregnancy.

Up to 48 hours without a patch – try again or apply a new patch immediately. Your ‘patch change day’ will remain unchanged. Replace the same patch if it is no longer sticky, is stuck to something else, or has already fallen off.

If you have been without a patch for more than 48 hours or the time detached is uncertain, start a new patch right away. There is now a new ‘day 1’ and patch change day. For the next 7 days, use condoms. If you have had sex within the last 5 days, you may need to use additional emergency contraception.

More than 24 hours late after a 7-day patch-free break – Immediately apply a new patch. Keep the new patch on until the next time you change it. If you had unprotected sex during the patch-free period, you may require emergency contraception right away and a pregnancy test in three weeks.

Is it possible to purchase the Evra patch online?

An Evra patch prescription can be requested and paid for online. Because this is a prescription-only medication, you will need a prescription from a clinician before you can buy the Evra patch online, even if you use an online doctor.

Because the patch contains the same hormones as the combined contraceptive pill, you will need to have your height, weight, and blood pressure measured to ensure that you are safe to begin treatment. As a result, you will need to go into the pharmacy to pick up the Evra patch so that these checks can be performed in person.

Evra Patch's most important information

If you’ve already purchased your patch from us, you can request a 3, 6, or 12-month supply from your Patient Record if you’re medically appropriate. Please send us a message through your Patient Record if you want to change your contraception.

Combined contraceptives can cause an increase in blood pressure, which can be dangerous. Before beginning any combined contraceptive, your blood pressure should be checked, and then once a year after that. If you’ve recently had your blood pressure checked, or if you’ve checked it yourself using a home blood pressure monitor, you can provide us with this information as part of your consultation.

Safety: taking other medicines

You should be able to use Evra Patch in conjunction with other medications. However, it is critical that you tell us about any prescription, over-the-counter, or recreational drugs you are taking so that we can safely prescribe Evra Patch.

Treatment options

We provide a variety of contraceptives, such as the NuvaRing (vaginal ring), combined pills, low-dose pills, and mini pills. View all of our contraception choices.

Condoms are a reliable method of contraception that also protects against STIs.

Long-acting contraceptives, such as implants, the coil, and injectable contraception, are also available from your GP or family planning clinic.

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