Ortho Evra Drug

Important Information about Ortho Evra Drug

  • Ortho evra is a contraceptive skin patch containing a combination of female hormones.
  • Ortho evra is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.
  • Do not use ortho evra if you are pregnant.
  • Side effects like sudden numbness or weakness, headache, confusion, a breast lump may occur due to the use of ortho evra.

Ortho Evra serious side effects are:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • Sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • A change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
  • Stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  • A breast lump; or
  • Symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes).

Less serious Ortho Evra side effects:

  • Mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
  • Breast pain, tenderness, or swelling;
  • Freckles or darkening of facial skin;
  • Increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
  • Changes in weight or appetite;
  • Problems with contact lenses;
  • Vaginal itching or discharge;
  • Changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or
  • Headache, nervousness, dizziness, tired feeling.