Ortho Evra side effects


Ortho Evra side effects show by virtue of three detailed clinical trials that involved 3,300 women using this birth control patch for up to one year. 12 percent of women discontinued using Ortho Evra/ Evra due to harmful side effects. The side effects that made these women discontinue the patch include nausea and vomiting in 2.4 percent cases, reaction on the area applied in 1.9 percent cases, pain in 1. 9 percent cases, headache in 1. 1% and emotional reasoning in 1 percent cases, respectively.

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The most common Ortho Evra side effects include discomfort in the breast, body pain, and headache, skin reaction in the applied area, nausea, upper respiratory tract problems, menstrual problems and abdominal pain. Breakthrough bleeding which means heavy flow, requiring more than one pad or tampon per day has been reported in some cases, while spotting has also been seen.

Ortho Evra side effects show by virtue of three detailed clinical trials that involved 3,300 women using this birth control patch for up to one year. 12 percent of women discontinued using Ortho Evra/ Evra due to harmful side effects.  The side effects that made these women discontinue the patch include nausea and vomiting in 2.4 percent cases, reaction on the area applied in 1.9 percent cases, pain in 1. 9 percent cases, headache in 1. 1% and emotional reasoning in 1 percent cases, respectively

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The most common Ortho Evra side effects include discomfort in the breast, body pain, and headache, skin reaction in the applied area, nausea, upper respiratory tract problems, menstrual problems and abdominal pain.   Breakthrough bleeding which means heavy flow, requiring more than one pad or tampon per day has been reported in some cases, while spotting has also been seen.

The birth control patch side effects viz; Ortho Evra does go away after 2 or 3 months. This has been seen in cases of breast tenderness, bleeding between periods, vomiting and nausea. However the Ortho Evra side effects that last longer include skin irritation in the area where the patch is applied and a change in women’s libido.  Also read about

On November 10, 2005, Ortho Mc Neil with order from FDA changed the label with a new warning in Ortho Evra that women who used the weekly patch would have high level of estrogen released in their bloodstream with a risk for blood clots, compared to those who just took birth control pills.  This label was revised and updated in 2006 and 2008, according to the order of FDA. The label said,. “The FDA believes that Ortho Evra is a safe and effective method of contraception when used according to the labeling, which recommends that women with concerns or risk factors for serious blood clots talk with their health care provider about using Ortho Evra versus other contraceptive options.”

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