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Evra Transdermal Patch

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Estrogen Ethinylestradiol / Norelgestromin Adult

Evra Transdermal Patch - Dosage and How to Use

How should Evra Transdermal Patch be used?

EVRA® patch should be applied once a week for 3 weeks and stop for 1 week. Your menses should begin during the 7-day patch free period. Even if your menses is still ongoing, subsequent pack is to be started after the 7-day patch free period has elapsed.

A barrier method of contraception e.g. condoms, is recommended for the first 7 days the first time you begin using EVRA® patch.

For the first pack of EVRA® patch, apply the first patch on the ____ day of your menses. Wear the patch for 7 days.

The day you apply your first patch will be Day 1.

Your “Patch Change Day” will be on this day of the week every week.

Only wear one patch at a time. Do not cut or tamper the patch.

How to use EVRA patch:

How to use EVRA® patch?Pictures
  • ​Always put your patch on clean, dry and hairless skin.
  • Put it on the buttock, abdomen, upper outer arm or upper back.
  • Put it on places where it won’t be rubbed by tight clothing.
  • Do not put on the breast or waistline, and on any open wounds, cuts or irritated skin.
  • Do not use adhesive or wraps to hold the patch in place.
  • Do not use creams, oils, lotions, powder or other skin care products on the application site. The patch may not stick well.
  • To reduce skin irritation, change the site of application for each new patch.
  • Do not use scissors. Use your fingers, open the foil sachet by tearing it along the edge.
  • There is a clear protective covering on the patch.
  • Peel away half of the clear protective covering (refer to picture).Try not to touch the sticky surface.
    (Some patches might stick to the inside of the sachet.Be careful not to remove the clear coverings as you remove the patch.)
  • Then, put the patch on your skin.
  • Take off the other half of the covering.
  • Press down firmly on the patch with the palm of your hand for 10seconds.
  • Make sure the edges stick well.

 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to change your patch for one to two days (up to 48 hours):

  • Put on a new patch as soon as you remember
  • Put on your next patch on your usual “Patch Change Day”
  • A barrier method of contraception is not needed.

If you forget to change your patch for more than two days (48 hours or more):

  • Start a new four week cycle as soon as possible.
  • You must use a barrier method for the first week of your new cycle.

If you forget to take off your patch (at Week 4):

  • Take it off as soon as you remember.
  • Start your next cycle on your normal “Patch Change Day”, the day after Day 28.
  • A barrier method of contraception is not needed.

If you forget to take off your patch (after Week 4):

  • Take it off as soon as you remember.
  • Put on the first patch of your new cycle as soon as you remember.
  • You must use a barrier method for the first week of your new cycle.
  • You now have a new “Patch Change Day” and new Day 1.

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  • Updated on Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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