Does evra patch cause body hair getting darker?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair getting darker on evra patch

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None or not sure

96%

Quite a bit

3%

A bit

1%

Out of the 95 reviews for evra patch, 0 people (0%) reported body hair getting darker.

Reviewers that reported body hair getting darker as a side effect

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Nov 23

  •  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 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I found it quite a pleasant experience. I've always wore a long sleeves and long trousers so it was never a concern of showing the patch. At the end of the week the patch was looking absolutely grogging. The patch is a very pale colour (I am so pale that people come up to me and tell me) and it didn't even match my skin tone. I developed quite a few side effects particularly in the first month. But it all passed so quickly. The anxiety iexperienced was quite bad at the beginning. My mood improved The longer I was on it. I currently have unexplained pelvic pain, unfortunately the patch never helped with that. Another thing is it made my "periods" a lot more heavier, my periods are normally normal and very short. The withdrawal bleeds became a week long and would start off very heavily after 2 days it would start to calm down. After I stopped using the patch my period went straight back to normal and any residual side effects quickly stopped.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

Was charged £60 after not remembering i even had a subscription and not needing them anymore, was not reminded since it’s every 6 months… who remembers they have a subscription that only comes twice a year ??!


Top side effects not reported

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Evra patch common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

50% of evra patch reviewers reported breast enlargement

47% of evra patch reviewers reported tender breasts

39% of evra patch reviewers reported period like cramps

35% of evra patch reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

34% of evra patch reviewers reported vaginal discharge


Possible evra patch side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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