Does evra patch cause thrush?

How our community feel they have been impacted by thrush on evra patch

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Out of the 72 reviews for evra patch, 0 people (0%) reported thrush.

Reviewers that reported thrush as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
18 years old
Verified review
  •  1 month ago

I am currently on the patch and have mixed feelings. I have been on it for over a year and can confidently say I have significantly less mood swings than I did on Rivigedon. Also increased my breast size by 2 cup sizes which I am very happy about. However, for the first 9 months or so I kept getting thrush religiously every 3-6 weeks even though I never had it before this contraception. Within recent months I do not get it as frequently however still crops up every now and again. However the thing which is making me consider changing is the SIGNIFICANTLY lowered sex drive and vaginas dryness. I feel like not many people do not have this side effect on the patch but I just got unlucky.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
23 years old
Verified review
  •  22nd Apr 22

Evra patch was the first contraception I used when I become sexually active. I've used it for 2 years previously and didn't have any side effects or think it has caused any mood changes. Then I took a break for 1.5 years and started using the patch again. This time, I started to have breakthrough bleeding on the 3rd week of my cycle for 5 days before my periods. I have stopped using it and experienced a sudden change in my mood. I have realized that the patch was making me very anxious and depressed, a week after getting off the patch my mind became clear even though nothing has changed in my personal life. Looking back on the first two years I've been on it now I realise that the patch had an effect on my mental health. Writing this so that people are aware of the side effects that it might cause, if the hormones of the patch do not affect you like it did to me, I think the patch is very easy to use and convenient in the sense that it needs changing weekly so you don't have to remember it every day. It also sticks just fine to the skin and does not come off.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
Verified review
  •  22nd Apr 21

Ive loved the patch since starting it, was on co-cyprindiol before and had really increased anxiety which immediately went away when starting the patch. During my time on the patch my abdomen began to swell up and distend and I also began with IBS symptoms which have since gone away completely since coming off the patch

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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

43% of evra patch reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of evra patch reviewers reported vaginal discharge

35% of evra patch reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

Possible evra patch side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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