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79 reviews

The Evra patch has 74 reviews at The Lowdown and satisfaction of use is rated an average of 3.4 out of 5 overall. Filter all Evra patch reviews by their rating, length of use or side effects experienced by users. The Evra patch is a combined hormonal contraceptive method containing oestrogen and progestogen. It is a thin beige plaster, made of three layers of plastic, which is stuck to the skin and changed weekly. The progestogen in the patch is changed by the body into the progestogen found in popular combined pills like Microgynon and Rigevidon. The risk of blood clots with the patch may be slightly higher when compared to other combined methods.



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Evra patch

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79 reviews

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Since starting this contraceptive I've experience lumpier swollen breasts which has made me slightly nervous, although in general it's a sure contraceptive method and has been I think better for my moods. I've now been refferred to get a breast scan in a few weeks for a lump that's only v recently developed and been looked into because of the severe tenderness, constant sore feeling on my boobs.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

The patch was great and worked exactly how I wanted it to until it didn’t. After over two years on the patch I began getting breakthrough bleeding constantly regardless of when I’d last had a break.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Sep 23

  •  Still using

Not perfect, but I have not noticed an impact on my mental health which was the most important factor for me. Some break through bleeding and bloating if I take it back to back for a few months, but once I take a 7 day break and have a bleed that goes away. A slight weight gain because I find it makes me hungrier than my previous contraception but I just watch out for it and it's fine. It is a bit ugly, only a problem when on holiday and no where to hide it. It did come off in the sea so my tip is always pack extra when going away. I used to take the injection and I much preferred that.

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