Contraceptive patch is one of the best method for women . Contraceptive transdermal patch is a convenient alternative to birth control pill. This transdermal patch is applied to the skin and which releases synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent pregnancy.
‘EVRA’ is the currently available transdermal contraceptive patch. EVRA patch is a thin, beige, plastic patch that sticks to the skin. The sticky part of the patch contains the hormones.A box of evra contains 3 patches. In which 1 transdermal patch releases 203 micrograms norelgestromin and 34 micrograms ethinylestradiol. The patch is a simple and convenient form of birth control that only requires weekly attention. When a woman stops using the patch, her ability to become pregnant returns quickly.
EVRA does not protect against HIV (AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.
– The patch is simple, convenient, and safe
-It doesn’t involve taking a daily pill, so it’s one less thing to think about each day
-The patch is comfortable and discreet
It is reversible – the ability to become pregnant returns after stopping use
You can do everything you normally do, and know that the patch is right there, doing its job
-The Ortho Evra Patch does not interfere with having sex and can allow for more spontaneity
Many who use the patch report having regular, lighter, and shorter periods
Ortho Evra easily adheres to the skin and does not prevent activities such as bathing, showering, swimming, and exercising
-You can use the Ortho Evra patch to skip your period
At this point, scientists are assuming that the Ortho Evra Patch may offer some of the same non-contraceptive advantages as the pill. Further research is being conducted on this.
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A woman applies her first patch onto her upper outer arm, buttocks, abdomen or thigh. EVRA uses a 28-day, 4-week cycle. You should apply a new patch on the same day of the week for three consecutive weeks, for a total of 21 days. No need to apply a patch during the fourth week because your menstrual period should start during this patch-free week. Every new patch should be applied on the same day of each week. This day will be the Patch Change Day. For example, if you apply your first patch on a Sunday, all subsequent patches should be applied on a Sunday. At a time only 1 patch is needed. Apply the first patch during the first 24 hours of your menstrual period. This is considered the Patch Change Day. . If the patch is not applied within the first 24 hours of your period, you must use nonhormonal backup contraception, such as a condom, spermicide, or diaphragm, for 1 week after starting EVRA.Wear the patch continuously for one week. On Day 8 (the Patch Change Day), remove the patch, discard it, and apply a new one immediately. To avoid irritation, do not apply the new patch to the exact same place on your skin. Apply a new patch for Week 2 (on Day 8) and for Week 3 (on Day 15), on the Patch Change Day. Do not wear a patch on Week 4. .Begin the next 4-week cycle by applying a new patch on the normal Patch Change Day, the day after day 28 – no matter when your period begins or ends.
-Skin irritation at the site of application.
-Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting.
-Edema (fluid retention) in the ankles or fingers and/or a rise in blood pressure.
– Breast symptoms (engorgement, pain or discomfort),.