Spotting or bleeding may occur between your periods during the first 3 months of using EVRA® patch. However, if this continues after the third month, consult your doctor. Other common side effects include:
Consult your doctor about any symptom that becomes bothersome.
Using a combined hormonal contraceptive increases a woman’s risk of developing blood clots compared with a woman not taking any combined hormonal contraceptive. The risk of developing blood clot in a vein is highest during the first year. Other risk factors of developing blood clots include smoking and obesity. However, blood clot formation is rare and the doctor would have evaluated and weighed its benefits over risks before making the recommendation.
Report to your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are on any other medicines, supplements or herbal products. Other medications such as antibiotics or herbal remedies may reduce the effectiveness of EVRA® patch.
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