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Transdermal contraceptive patch Evra

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An Evra transdermal patch is a small contraceptive sticky patch worn on the skin to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It releases a combination of synthetic progestogen and oestrogen hormones called norelgestromin (NGMN) and ethinylestradiol. These are absorbed into the body through the skin. Evra patches work in a similar way to monophasic combined pills. Evra patches are very convenient to use and may help prevent ovarian, womb, and bowel cancer. 

Complete our short online medical questionnaire to order your next prescription of Evra. Our GP will immediately check your health profile to ensure that Evra meets your needs. Checkout prices include your prescription, Evra patches, and next day courier delivery.

Product information

What is the Evra patch?

Evra patches are similar in effect to a combined contraceptive pill, but allow you to absorb the contraceptive hormones norelgestromin (NGMN) ethinylestradiol through your skin. Evra patches are designed for comfort, but are sticky enough to allow for bathing, swimming, and strenuous exercise.

Evra patches are popular with women who have difficulty remembering to take the pill every day. They may also ease the symptoms of PMS and problems with acne. 

Evra patches are not advised for women over 35 who smoke heavily or for women who are very overweight. 

How to use the Evra patch

Evra patches are similar to a monophasic contraceptive pill in that they are used continuously for 21 days, followed by a 7 day break. Simply apply a patch to a clean, dry and not especially sensitive area of skin. Wear the patch for 7 days and replace it with a new one on the 8th day. Do this three times and then take a one week break.

Who can use Evra contraceptive patches?

Any woman who can safely use a combined contraceptive can generally use an Evra patch instead of the pill. Doctors are usually willing to prescribe Evra patches to healthy women of child bearing age, provided that they are not overweight, or heavy smokers over the age of 35. 

Evra may help protect against certain forms of cancer such as ovarian, womb and bowel cancer, as well as fibroids, ovarian cysts and non-cancerous breast disease. Possible negative side effects may include a higher risk of thrombosis. 

When you complete your confidential medical questionnaire, our online GP will immediately review your health profile and check whether Evra is a safe type of contraception for you to use. If your prescription is approved our pharmacy will process your order.

Please read the Side Effects section for full information about whether Evra is suitable for you.

What is the dosage of Evra?

Each 20 cm2 transdermal patch contains 6,000mcg norelgestromin (NGMN) - a progestogen hormone - and 600mcg ethinylestradiol, an oestrogen hormone. Small amounts of the hormones are absorbed by the body 24 hours a day, in a sufficient dosage to prevent pregnancy. 

An Evra contraceptive patch is essentially similar in action to a monophasic combined pill. After 21 days of continually wearing patches, you will take a full 7 day break without a patch. You may experience some bleeding similar to menstruation during this week. 

What if my Evra patch comes off?

It is unlikely that your Evra patch will come off. They use a highly sticky adhesive and are designed to remain in place under most circumstances. These include bathing, swimming, saunas and physical exercise.

If your patch does come off you should immediately refer to the manufacturer’s pamphlet for important advice about how/whether to replace the patch, and any possible risk of pregnancy. 

Less than 48 hours

If the patch is still sticky reapply it at once.

If it's not sticky, put a new patch on and throw the old one away.

Wear your patch as normal and change your patch on your normal ‘change patch day’.

If the patch was on correctly for 7 days before it came off you're protected against pregnancy and don’t need additional contraception.

If the patch fell off after wearing it for 6 days or less, use additional contraception (such as condoms) for 7 days.

More than 48 hours/unknown time period

Apply a new patch as soon as possible and start a new patch cycle. This will now be your ‘new patch day’.

Use additional contraception (such as condoms) for the next 7 days.

If you had unprotected sex in the last few days you may need emergency contraception. See a medical professional as soon as possible. 

What if I forget to change my Evra patch?

The manufacturer recommends that you replace your Evra patch every 7 days for a period of 21 days.

If you forget to change your patch on the correct day, you should immediately read the manufacturer’s pamphlet (supplied with your patches). The pamphlet contains important advice about whether to apply a new patch and any possible risk of pregnancy.

Week One or Two

Less than 48 hours delay

(You have worn the patch for 8 or 9 days).

Take off the old patch and put on a new one

Continue to wear the Evra patch as normal and change it on your regular ‘change patch day’.

You will not need to use additional contraception and are still protected against pregnancy. 

More than 48 hours delay 

(You have worn the patch for 10 days or more)

Apply a new patch.

You have begun a new patch cycle. This is your ‘new patch day’. After 7 days you will have a ‘change patch day’.

Use additional contraception (such as condoms) to protect against pregnancy for the next 7 days

If you had unprotected sex in the last few days you may need emergency contraception. See a medical professional as soon as possible. 

Week Three

(You have worn the patch for more than 21 days)

You are already in your patch free week. Remove the patch and apply a new one on your usual ‘new patch day’, regardless of any vaginal bleeding. This means you won't have a full week of patch-free days.

There is no need to use any additional form of contraception as there is no risk of pregnancy. 

What are the side effects of Evra Patches?

The possible side effects of Evra are almost identical to the combined pill. However with Evra there is also a slight risk of local irritation where the patch adheres to the skin. 

Most women will not experience any significant side effects (if they follow manufacturer’s advice and GP’s instructions exactly). Any side effects that do occur may ease within 48 hours.

Can I use Evra patches if I smoke?

Smoking is generally not recommended while using hormonal contraception as it increases the risk of serious side effects. This is true for Evra patch as well. Being over 35 years old and smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day are considered high risk factors. Possible serious side effects may include strokes and blood clots.

Possible common side effects

Most healthy women can use Evra without side effects, providing that they follow their doctor’s instructions precisely. Some of the following side effects may occur in a small number of women. 

  • Headaches, 
  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness 
  • Mood changes 

Possible adverse reactions

Very rarely patients may experience a serious adverse reaction to Evra. If you experience any of the following symptoms you should discontinue your treatment and seek immediate medical advice.

  • Thrombosis
  • Jaundice or liver problems
  • High blood pressure

If you experience serious discomfort we recommend that you go straight to your nearest casualty department. In an emergency dial 999.


Your prescription will come with a patient leaflet giving detailed information about the medication, its ingredients, possible side effects and contraindications. Please read this leaflet carefully before you begin taking your tablets.

When not to use an Evra patch

Do not use Evra patches if you are:

  • Pregnant or think you may be pregnant
  • Breastfeeding a baby less than 6 weeks old
  • A smoker and are 35 or over
  • 35 or over and stopped smoking less than a year ago
  • Overweight

Some prescription (and over the counter) medications are incompatible with Evra. If you suffer from certain medical conditions Evra may not be suitable for you. When you fill in your confidential medical questionnaire it is important to be open about any health issues. Our GP will immediately review your answers to check whether Evra is the best contraceptive for your health requirements. Your order will then be processed for free next day delivery by UPS courier.

If you have any questions about birth control pills, contraceptive rings, or contraceptive patches you can login to your DoktorABC account and begin a free confidential chat with an online GP.

Leaflet info
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from the PDF-version from this website because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged or the medicine is from another brand.

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Complete a simple online health questionnaire

Select preferred treatment

Our GP will issue your prescription, if the medication is safe for you

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