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Evra Transdermal Patch

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Estrogen Ethinylestradiol / Norelgestromin Adult

Evra Transdermal Patch - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Evra Transdermal Patch cause?

Spotting or bleeding may occur between your periods during the first 3 months of using EVRA® patch. However, if this continues after the third month, consult your doctor. Other common side effects include:

  • Nausea and vominting
  • Bloating and abdominal cramps
  • Breast tenderness headache or migraine
  • Intolerance to contact lenses
  • Weight changes
  • Mood swings
  • Skin itching and skin irritation

Consult your doctor about any symptom that becomes bothersome.

Using a combined hormonal contraceptive increases a woman’s risk of developing blood clots compared with a woman not taking any combined hormonal contraceptive. The risk of developing blood clot in a vein is highest during the first year. Other risk factors of developing blood clots include smoking and obesity. However, blood clot formation is rare and the doctor would have evaluated and weighed its benefits over risks before making the recommendation.

Report to your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Any unusual sudden cough
  • Severe pain in the chest which may reach the left arm
  • Change in your speech, including slurring of words
  • Change in your senses of hearing, smell or taste
  • Breathlessness or difficulty in breathing
  • Unusual, severe or long lasting headache or worsening of migraine
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Severe pain in your abdomen
  • Severe pain in legs or swelling in either of your legs.
  • Weakness or numbness in any part of your body

Before taking Evra Transdermal Patch, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Evra Transdermal Patch?

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are on any other medicines, supplements or herbal products. Other medications such as antibiotics or herbal remedies may reduce the effectiveness of EVRA® patch.

  • Updated on Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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