Side effects

Evra patch side effects

3.5

96 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

37% no impact on mood

24% lighter periods

51% no impact

48% no impact

48% no impact on skin

Cycle return

36% in 1 month

Evra patch

Evra patch common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

49% of Evra patch reviewers reported breast enlargement

47% of Evra patch reviewers reported tender breasts

39% of Evra patch reviewers reported period like cramps

34% of Evra patch reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

33% of Evra patch reviewers reported vaginal discharge


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews


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3.5

96 reviews

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Patch  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Evra patch  

This has been the best contraception I've ever used. I have had no side effects and would recommend this to anyone who struggles with the pill or with typically reacts poorly to oestrogen.

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Improved skin

1 more effect

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Patch  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Evra patch  

After years of fighting with GPs about my period concerns and being put on and off different contraceptions that my body reacted horribly to, I decided to go private and do my research into what could be a possible solution. The girls at The Lowdown have been so helpful throughout the year and a bit that i’ve been with them. The website is so easy and efficient in helping you choose what’s best for your body, and if you have any further questions the girls are quick to respond through emails and whatsapp. I decided a little over a year ago that I’d make the change to go on the Evra patch. After years of different pills not working with my body or making things worse, I was desperate for a solution that was easy but was still in my control (a non intrusive method). The patch has been a life saver and within 3/4 months my periods were at the same time every month, shorter, lighter and less painful. I’m sure it won’t work for everyone but it works great for me, and i’d much rather pay for the product and the service The Lowdown provides, than spend one more minute arguing with my GP.


Very positive mood

1 more effect

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Patch  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Evra patch  

I have noticed I am feeling a lot hotter than normal and my vigina has become dry. I was becoming worried


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Patch  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Evra patch  

I felt that my mood was impacted and my partner at the time noticed I had become a lot more irritable. I also experienced a lot of headaches which I usually rarely suffer from.


Somewhat negative mood

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Patch  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Evra patch  

I’ve tried sooo many contraceptions and this is the first one I’ve tried with very minimal side effects. My moods have been very stable, I have less PMS symptoms, my weight hasn’t changed and my sex drive hasn’t changed. When I want to hide the patch I just apply it to my lower belly where my undies would sit so that aspect is not a problem either.


Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

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Patch  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Evra patch  

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.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Patch  
Used for 8+ yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th May 24

Evra patch  

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.


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

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Patch  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Evra patch  

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.


Very negative mood

0 helpful

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Patch  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Evra patch  

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!


Increased sex drive

1 more effect

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

Evra patch  

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.


Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

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