Evra (patch)

3 months


6 months


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Contraception is the intentional use of artificial means or techniques to avert pregnancy – a result of sexual intercourse. In simple words, contraception is birth control. It ensures that you are totally protected from the risk of unexpected pregnancy. Most of the contraceptives work on one of the four preventions: the female egg from being released every month, sperms from reaching the female egg, blocking the reproductive function in both males and females or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

Evra is a combined hormonal contraceptive patch. It contains the two sex hormones, oestrogen and progestogen which are naturally present in females. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of the hormone oestrogen and norelgestromin represents progestogen. When the evra patch is pasted on the body, the blood absorbs the hormones and trick the body to think that ovulation has already happened. This prevents the release of the egg. It also makes it difficult for the sperm to reach the womb and reduce the chances of fertilization.

Download Evra patches patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Usually, the course starts on the first day of your period, but your doctor will guide you with the start date
  • Consult a doctor before you start using this patch
  • Evra patches are used for 3 weeks continuously
  • Apply a patch to a clean and dry area
  • One patch should be applied once a week
  • Change the patch every week (for 3 weeks)
  • Do not wear a patch in the 4th week

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vaginal infection
  • Mood swings
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Acne
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Muscle spasms
  • Breast enlargement
  • Painful periods
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Skin problems (redness, itching)
  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain

Rare/Serious Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Allergic reaction
  • Hives
  • Fluid retention
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal breast milk production
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Swelling
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Harmful blood clots
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Blisters
  • Anxiety
  • Increased interest in sex
  • Brown spots on the face
  • Jaundice symptoms

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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I am contemplating trying the Pills, but apparently is it harmful for younger women?

No. The risks surrounding the pills aren’t big at all, but they become much higher when taken by older women. In the age group of 16-25, the danger of experiencing any unpleasant side effects is very small.

Do birth control pills protect me from STIs?

Birth control contraceptives do not protect you from STIs. However, only condoms can help to effectively prevent most STIs.

Do birth control pills cause weight gain?

No. There is no research to conclude that birth control pills cause weight gain. However, the birth control shot/injection has, in some cases, been linked to weight gain in certain women.

Which birth control method is the most effective?

Certain methods of birth control are more popular than others, but finding the method most suitable for you completely differs from person to person. If you are looking to prevent pregnancy as greatly as possible, we’d recommend using a highly effective form of birth control (such as COC, ring, UID, etc.) as well as condoms. This way, you will be receiving prevention from pregnancy and protection from STD transmission.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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