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Evra patch side effects

3.4

85 reviews

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Evra patch common side effects

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49% of Evra patch reviewers reported breast enlargement

48% of Evra patch reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of Evra patch reviewers reported period like cramps

37% of Evra patch reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

37% of Evra patch reviewers reported vaginal discharge


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3.4

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

  •  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
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  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
  •  1 month ago

  •  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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Used for 12 - 18 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Jan 24

  •  Still using

Helped a lot generally, my moods weren't stable and my periods came about once every 4-6 months and my skin felt incurable but being on the patch has helped ease all my previous symptoms


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

My skin went crazy from this pill. deep, cystic spots. I stopped using it after 2 months


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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 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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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.


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