Ortho Evra is a small, thin patch that is placed on the skin. The patch releases small amounts of estrogen and progesterone which is absorbed through the skin. By releasing these hormones Ortho Evra suppresses ovulation, thickens cervical mucus, and thins the uterine lining, which combined can prevent pregnancy. It is 99% effective and very convenient to use.
Side effects of Ortho Evra
Minor side effects that usually go away within the first 3 months of use include:
- breast tenderness
- weight gain or loss
- water retention
- increased blood pressure
- mood changes
- skin irritation (near the Patch)
Serious risks, which can be life threatening, include:
- blood clots
- heart attacks
- a increased risk of breast cancer
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially if you are over 35. Women who use the Patch are strongly advised not to smoke. Some women should not use the Patch, including women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as well as those who are or may be pregnant. Ortho Evra will not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or HIV/AIDS.
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