How does Evra Patch work?
Evra is applied once a week for 3 weeks followed by a 7 days break. During the 7 days you will experience your period just like you would if you were taking a contraceptive pill. Evra contains 2 active hormones – oestrogen and progestogen, which are released into the bloodstream preventing you from falling pregnant when applied to the skin.
Evra transdermal patch is a thin, beige, plastic approximately 5cm by 5cm that sticks to the skin. It’s made up of three layers, the outer layer is water resistant and should remain in place while you shower, exercise or whilst swimming. Each patch is sealed in a pouch that protects it until you are ready to wear it.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are more likely to appear in the first 1-3 cycles of using the patch. The side effects are similar to that of contraception pills and don’t appear in everybody. They include:
- Skin irritation around where you applied the patch
- Sore and tender breasts
- Mood swings
- Lack of sex drive
- Weight loss or gain
- Bleeding and spotting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in menstrual cycle
Can I purchase Evra Patch online?
Yes, first you must complete a free, short consultation online with our doctor to buy Evra contraceptive patches. This is confidential and a free process that replaces the face-to-face appointment that you would normally undergo to receive a prescription medication. The medication will be sent from our pharmacy to arrive to you once the online doctor has approved you the medication.