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Estrogen Ethinylestradiol / Norelgestromin Adult

Evra Transdermal Patch - Additional Information

If the patch becomes loose, lifts at the edges or falls off,

For less than one day (up to 24 hours)

  • Try to put it on again or put on a new patch immediately.
  • A barrier method of contraception is not needed.
  • Your “Patch Change Day” remains the same.
  • Do not use tapes or wrapping to keep the patch in place.

Put on a new patch immediately, if:

  • it is no longer sticky
  • it has become stuck to itself or another surface
  • it has other material stuck to it
  • it is the second time it has become looser or has fallen off

For more than one day (24 hours or more) or if you are unsure of the duration:

  • Start a new cycle immediately by putting on a new patch.
  • Use a barrier method for the first week of your new cycle.


Be sure to inform other doctors/dentists about the hormonal contraceptives you are on if you are seeing them for other medical conditions.

If you miss your period, consult your doctor to determine if you are pregnant before continuing to take the next cycle of hormonal contraceptives.

  • Updated on 10/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • 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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