Ortho Evra Warnings and Precautions

Let your healthcare provider know if you have certain medical problems (such as diabetes, depression, or high cholesterol) before starting Ortho Evra. Warnings and precautions also include watching out for potential drug interactions and avoiding the medication if you have heart disease, a clotting disorder, or liver tumors. Ortho Evra may also increase your risk of strokes, heart attacks, or blood clots.

Ortho Evra: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ortho Evra® (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Weigh 198 pounds or more
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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