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Ortho Evra Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of Ortho Evra side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • A severe or persistent skin reaction where the patch was applied
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as pain in the calf, leg cramps, and leg or foot swelling
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as shortness of breath, sharp chest pain, or coughing up blood
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of a stroke, such as vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, and a severe headache
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, and upper right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Breast lumps
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Toxic shock symptoms (high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, and a rash)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Ortho Evra side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular symptom (such as nausea) is caused by Ortho Evra or other factors.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Ortho Evra, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the contraceptive, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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