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Evra patch reviews

3.4

91 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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Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Evra patch

Evra patch benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Evra patch ingredients

Main hormones in Evra patch

High oestrogen

Androgenic progestogen

Evra patch alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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3.4

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I’ve been on the patch for 8/9 months now and my experience is mixed. I love the convenience of a patch, and that stomach issues don’t affect the effectiveness like the pill. However, I have had the worst skin I’ve ever had with rosacea suddenly appearing after 3 months on patch use. I’ve never had bad skin before and suddenly have done after this with no other lifestyle changes. Recently I’ve had spotting in my 3rd week of using the patch, this never happened previously. I’ve also had a weight gain, and tender breasts.

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Used for 8+ yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Overall positive experience, felt really well and ended up using it for >10 years. Had to come off it as it had been a long time but i would have happily continued. No major side effects noticed.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

The patch was extremely convenient to use and it did make my periods more regular however I had extreme headaches whilst on it which hugely affected my life. I didn’t think it was to do with my patch initially however as soon as I removed it as a final resort, my headaches went. They were totally debilitating.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Really great, massively better than the pill which I was on before. Doesn't massively effect my mood. Gives me a bit of skin irritation where the patch is but that is easily resolved by moving it each use. Very easy to use too, I only have to think about it once a week!


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Apr 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this following the birth of my second child at 7 weeks pp. It seemed like a good option because taking a pill every day was difficult for me and it was discreet and easy to remove when we wanted to conceive again. I very quickly noticed a drop in supply of my breastmilk - I did contact the GP who told me this wasn’t related because I was more than 6 weeks post partum. I also rarely get spots or skin problems but I saw a large increase in spots around my chin and face. When I stopped using the patch my milk supply jumped back up almost immediately.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

  •  Still using

Was great for the first 6 months+ but then the last two weeks I've experienced itchy skin and burn red marks where the patch was - having to go back to the pill sadly. Before this would have rated 5/5. The mark it's left is so sore and feels like a burn and is scabbing up badly.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

My overall experience was good and I don’t suffer from any major side effects. This method worked well for me


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Feb 24

  •  Still using

I’ve been using the evra patch for around 7 months now and love it! My mood has drastically improved and feel so much happier day to day. At first I noticed light nausea in the evenings, but this wore off over time. In the first 3 months I noticed a light rash around my chin and cheeks that would wear off on my patch free week then come back but that had since disappeared. I don’t think I’ve put on weight since starting however I have noticed an increase in cup size. My periods have been lighter, shorter and so regular. It’s so practical and very discreet, could not recommend enough!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
16 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

Honestly, it wasn’t bad while I was on it, I had pretty bad pain during periods but day-to-day felt pretty normal. Only after I came off of it did I realise I had gained over 10kgs and could literally feel my mental health improve within weeks.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I liked the idea of using the evra patch and it definitely improved my skin but it just wasn't for me ultimately. I had severe nausea/vomiting for the first three months. This gradually got better but I still experienced nausea occasionally. Period like cramps were very bad at first but eased. I had to stop using as I experienced two incidents of visual disturbance that caused concern.


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