to use Ortho evra birth control patch?
Like birth control pills, Ortho
evra birth control patches also come for 21 days or three weeks cycle. It is generally
applied to the upper outside arm, abdomen, thigh or buttocks. You should use within
24 hours of the first day of your period and it will be considered as "Patch Change
Day".If it is not used within 24 hours then you must take other precautionary
contraceptive methods like condoms, spermicide or diaphragm. You will continue
to use Ortho evra patch for total 21 days or three weeks. On fourth week or 7
days, you will remove the patch and your menstrual period should start during
How to wear Ortho Evra patch?
the part of the skin where you decide to apply ortho evra patch. Once it is dry,
put the patch on it and firmly press down for 10-15 seconds so that patch sticks
to. Check the edges of the patch stick properly by applying fingers around. Please
check every day that patch is adhered to the skin.
If it is not sticky
and you are not sure, remove it and replace with the new one. Keep the additional
ortho evra patches in stock so that you do not miss the 4-week cycle.
is effective in the next cycle. Start using the contraceptive patch within five
days of the first day of period or after a first trimester abortion. If it is
used on the first day of menstrual period or on the day of abortion, it will be
very effective. Most women use patch on the first Sunday after their period begins,
however, start date for using birth control patch is not important as long as
you are not pregnant.
Use one patch per week
for consecutively three weeks. On the fourth week, stop to worn and your menstrual
period should start. Seven days after the removal of patch (while you had menstrual
period), a new patch can be used for next month birth control. A gap of one week
without patch is important to help period occur. The patch should not be used
continuously and it should be stopped for one week when period starts. When it
comes to dispose off, remove it gently, fold it to half where the sticky part
is and throw into dry garbage. Don't throw in the toilet as it will save left-over
hormones being released into environment again. Use some mineral oil to remove
any sticky spot on your skin.
evra birth control patch works?
Ortho evra birth control patches slowly
release hormones progestin and estrogen into the bloodstream to prevent ovulation
(release of an egg from the ovary) and thicken the cervical mucus that creates
the barrier to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. Ortho evra birth control
patches are also very effective in preventing pregnancy for upto 99% except for
women who weigh 198 pounds or more, where it would be 92% effective. So, while
using birth control patches, it is important to take note of body weight. The
patch does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or even HIV/AIDS
to do if you miss to use Ortho evra patch?
It is advisable not to forget
to start using the Ortho evra birth control patch on the first day your period
starts. If you miss it anyway, please consult your physician or doctor immediately
who will guide you how promptly you can apply it because as long as you are not
applying birth control patch, you are increasing the chances of pregnancy. Instruction
from physician or doctor may vary depending upon women’s health. In some cases,
it may be advised to apply patch immediately or may be advised to use from next
period cycle. Physician’s or doctor’s instruction is also necessary if the patch
fell off the skin and later you notice it.
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evra birth control side effects :
Serious as well as minor side effects
have been reported while using Ortho evra birth control patches. These minor side
effects are breakthrough bleeding, breast symptoms, nausea, headache, upper respiratory
infection, menstrual cramps, unusual discharge or milk production, mood changes,
mild stomach upset, skin rash or skin irritation, increased sensitivity, acne
or brown spots, tiredness or weight gains. Some of these common or minor side
effects may occur initially but they gradually disappear with the continuation
and body becomes accustomed of the patch.
Besides, some serious side effects
have also been reported. Women having the smoking habits and specially over 35
years of age, may tend to higher risk of serious cardiovascular or heart problems
and even heart attacks and heart strokes. These are extremely life-threatening
health risks. You are strictly advised not to smoke if you are using Ortho evra
birth control patches.
Some women are also strictly not advised to use
Ortho evra birth control patches are those who have the history of heart diseases,
blood clots, certain cancers as well as who are or may be pregnant.
serious side effects of using patches are severe abdominal pains, severe chest
pains, sudden short breathing, severe headache, blurred vision or severe leg &
arm pains, sudden loss of coordination, swelling of hands, feet or ankles, cough
up blood, dizziness or fainting spells, rapid weight gains, speech problems, weakness
or numbness in the arm or leg of one side of body. In such cases, please take
medical attention immediately.
evra drug Interactions :
Before using Ortho evra birth control patch, please
consult your doctor and inform him what types of medical treatment you have taken
so far including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements or herbal
products. This may affect the working of Ortho evra patches. This may include
antibiotics, caffeine, barbiturates, modafinil, carbamezapine, clofibrate, dantrolene,
oxcarbaepine, hydrocortisone, treatment for depression or sleep (i.e. temazepamm,
diazepam), medication for diabetes, prednisolone, cyclosporine, mineral oil, phenytoin,
grapefruit juice, HIV treatment drugs, soy isoflavones, St Johns herbal wort,
raloxifene, tamoxifen, selegline, theophylline, topiramate, and warfarin. Please
also do not hide from your doctor if you are smoker, drinker or have been taking
drugs. Your doctor will review your case history and then advise you if using
Ortho evra is suitable for you.
Ortho Evra Patch - Frequently Asked
1. How to use Ortho Evra Patch?
Ortho evra patch
is worn on typically for parts of the body viz abdomen, buttock, on arm (upper
or outer side) and upper torso (front and back but certainly not on the breasts).
Please do not wear the patch on any other parts of the body.
Do not wear
the patch on the part of the body where you apply or use creams, lotions etc.
Also, do not put the patch on the skin which is cut, irritated, inflamed or giving
any burning sensation.
2. What should I do if the Ortho Evra patch is
loosened or partially lifts off of the skin or it falls off?
Ortho evra is
made with skin-friendly sticky patch fits to the skin. However, for some reason,
if it is coming off the skin or falls off, please take following steps
if it has happened within 24 hours you wore the patch, try to stick it the same
patch and make sure it should not falls off again. However, if it is not sticky
then remove the patch and use the fresh patch on the other part of the body where
it can stick and hold on the skin tightly. You do not need back-up birth control
methods (like condoms, spermicide or diaphragm). Your "Patch Change Day" will
not be changed.
b) if it happens after 24 hours you first wore the patch
or it happens after couple of days or you do not remember the exact days, remove
the patch. Start the new 4-week cycle by applying the new patch. Now, your Day
1 will start from now onwards and "Patch Change Day" will also be changed.
will need to use back-up birth control methods (like condoms, spermicide or diaphragm)
during the entire first week of use of Ortho Evra patch if you have intercourse
or else, your chances of getting pregnant will be high.
3. Is Ortho Evra
wearable while taking bath, shower or swimming?
Yes, very much. As long as
the patch is stick with the skin, it does not get spoiled from the water on top.
You can continue to do your daily activities including bathing, swimming or any
other activities. However, if you notice that sticky part of the patch is wet
and it is coming off, please replace with the fresh patch.