Evra Contraceptive Patches

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  • Evra Contraceptive Patches
  • A hormone-releasing patch which sticks to the skin.
  • The patch is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches
  • Always read the patient information leaflet before use.
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Evra Contraceptive Patches are used to prevent pregnancy. They contain two types of sex hormones, a progestogen called norelgestromin and an oestrogen called ethinylestradiol. As it contains two hormones, Evra Contraceptive Patches are known as a combined hormonal contraceptive.



Always use Evra Contraceptive Patches exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. During weeks 1, 2 and 3, put on one patch and leave it on for exactly seven days. On week 4, do not put on a patch during this week. 

If you have not used a hormonal contraceptive during your previous cycle, you may start this medicine on the first day of your next period. If one or more days have elapsed since the start of your period, talk to your doctor about temporarily using a non-hormonal contraceptive.

If you switch from the oral contraceptive pill to Evra Contraceptive Patches, wait until you get your menstrual period. Then put on your first patch during the first 24 hours of your period. If the patch is applied after day 1 of your period, you should use a non-hormonal contraceptive until day 8 when you change your patch. If you do not get your period within 5 days of taking the last contraceptive pill, check with your doctor before starting this medicine. 

If you switch from the progestogen-only pill, an implant or an injectable to Evra Contraceptive Patches, you may start this medicine any day after stopping the progestogen-only pill or on the day of removal of an implant or when the next injection would be due. The first day after stopping the progestogen-only pill, removing the implant or when your next injection would be due, put on a patch. Use a non-hormonal contraceptive until day 8 when you change your patch.

For more information about how to use the Evra Contraceptive Patches, refer to the patient information leaflet provided.


Side Effects

Like all medicines, Evra Contraceptive Patches may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. 

Using a combined hormonal contraceptive such as Evra Contraceptive Patches increases your risk of developing a blood clot compared with not using one. In rare cases a blood clot can block blood vessels and cause serious problems.

Common side effects may include: 

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breast tenderness, pain, enlargement or lumps
  • Vaginal yeast infection, sometimes called thrush
  • Mood problems such as depression, change in mood or mood swings, anxiety, crying
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach ache or bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acne, skin rash, skin itching or skin irritation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Changes in menstrual bleeding pattern, uterine cramps, painful periods, vaginal discharge
  • Problems where the patch has been on the skin such as redness, irritation, itching or rash
  • Feeling tired or generally unwell
  • Weight gain

For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.



Evra Contraceptive Patches may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use these patches if you are allergic to norelgestromin, ethinylestradiol or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not use this product if you have any of the following:

  • If you have (or have ever had) a blood clot in a blood vessel of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, DVT), your lungs (pulmonary embolism, PE) or other organs
  • If you know you have a disorder affecting your blood clotting - for instance, protein C deficiency, protein S deficiency, antithrombin-III deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antiphospholipid antibodies
  • If you need an operation or if you are off your feet for a long time
  • If you have ever had a heart attack or a stroke
  • If you have (or have ever had) angina pectoris (a condition that causes severe chest pain and may be a first sign of a heart attack) or transient ischaemic attack (TIA – temporary stroke symptoms)
  • If you have a disease that may increase your risk of a clot in the arteries: – severe diabetes with blood vessel damage – very high blood pressure – a very high level of fat in the blood (cholesterol or triglycerides) – a condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia
  • If you have (or have ever had) a type of migraine called ‘migraine with aura’
  • If you have ever been told you might have breast cancer or cancer of the womb, cervix or vagina
  • If you have ever had liver tumours or a liver disease because of which your liver does not function properly
  • If you have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • If you have hepatitis C and are taking the medicinal products containing ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir

Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any of the following: 

  •  If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease)
  • If you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus; a disease affecting your natural defence system)
  • If you have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS - a disorder of blood clotting causing failure of the kidneys)
  • If you have sickle cell anaemia (an inherited disease of the red blood cells)
  • If you have elevated levels of fat in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia) or a positive family history for this condition. Hypertriglyceridaemia has been associated with an increased risk of developing pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • If you need an operation, or you are off your feet for a long time
  • If you have just given birth you are at an increased risk of blood clots. You should ask your doctor how soon after delivery you can start taking Evra Contraceptive Patches
  • If you have an inflammation in the veins under the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis)
  • If you have varicose veins


Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

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