At this time (March 2013) there is no alternative Birth Control patch on the market in the US.
Ortho Evra was approved by the FDA in 1992.
Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is stuck to your skin. It has the same mode of action and mostly the same side effect profile as the birth control pill.
The Ortho evra birth control patch is a single patch placed on your hip, butt, arm or stomach once per week, for three weeks. The fourth week you don't put a patch on, this week is for your period.
The only antibiotic which affects ortho evra use is rifampin.
Yes, Ortho Evra is safe to use. However, Ortho Evra contains 60% more estrogen then birth control pills, so there is an increased rate of blood clotting in the lungs and legs.
The birth control patch, ORTHO EVRA, can be worn on at least four (4) places on the body: Outer portion of the upper arm. Upper part of the torso on the front or back (not on the breast). On the abdomen. On the buttocks.
There is warning about this on Drugs.com that specifically states "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you use Ortho Evra Patch." Go here to read entire list. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/ortho-evra-patch.html
The birth control patch was approved by the FDA in 1992.
Yes, you can swim if you're on the birth control patch.
Yes, the birth control patch is a hormonal method
If you stop taking the birth control patch after two months, you could get pregnant. There are no other risks.
The birth control patch does not affect future fertility. People become pregnancy at the same rate after patch use as those who never used the patch or hormonal birth control.
There are no known drug interactions between NyQuil and the birth control patch
There are no known drug interactions between acetaminophen and the birth control patch
There are no known drug interactions between penicillin and the birth control patch.
There are no known drug interactions between dextromethorphan and the birth control patch
There are no known drug interactions between ciprofloxacin and the birth control patch.
The birth control patch is meant to prevent ovulation completely.
There are no known drug interactions between Concerta and the birth control patch.
There are no known drug interactions between klonopin and the birth control patch.
Yes, you can put on the birth control patch during your period.
You can get the birth control patch with a prescription at any pharmacy. The patch may also be available at your local family planning agency.
No, you can't reuse a birth control patch. When you remove a patch, whether on time or early, you should discard it as it is of no use.
It is called break through bleeding.Check with your doctor for other types of birth control.
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