Were you looking for information about Ortho Evra? Orthoevra is a common misspelling of Ortho Evra.
Ortho Evra® (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol) is a type of contraceptive that works in a similar way as combined oral contraceptives (birth control pills that contain both an estrogen and a progestin). However, it comes in the form of a patch, rather than a pill. A new patch must be applied each week for the first three weeks of your cycle.
Prior to taking Ortho Evra, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). While most women tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible. Some of the commonly reported side effects with this patch include headaches, breast tenderness, and nausea.
(For more information, click Ortho Evra. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this contraceptive, including dosing guidelines and potential side effects. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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