- Evra patch - a convenient and reliable method of contraception
- Contraceptive hormonal patches
Contraceptive hormonal patches
This method of contraception is a band-aid to a total area of 20 square centimeters, and consists of three layers. First layer - a skin-colored backing layer, the second layer consists of hormones that exert a contraceptive action, while the third layer - the surface is easily removable film which is removed before use of the patch.
Every day Evra patch releases 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 150 mcg norelgestromin that after attaching the plaster fall through the skin into the bloodstream and block the egg maturation in the ovaries. In addition, the patch Evra causes thickening of the cervical mucus, which hinders the passage of sperm into the uterus. But do not forget that the patch does not protect against infection of sexually transmitted diseases.
Advantages of using the contraceptive patch Evra
- Evra patch does not require a special punctuality
Unlike hormonal contraceptive pills to be taken daily, the patch is pasted only three times for the entire menstrual cycle. In case of delay in the replacement of the patch for 48 hours is not required to use additional means to prevent pregnancy.
- Evra patch is simple and easy to use
This method of contraception
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It does not require special rules to use, it is securely glued to the skin, with Evra patch can take a shower, swimming pool and sauna, sunbathe and do sports.
- Evra patch has some medicinal properties
During application of adhesive reduces the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, pain during menstruation, and in contrast to hormonal tablets virtually no intermenstrual bleeding.
Contraindications to the use of the patch Evra
The contraceptive patch, like all contraceptives, has a number of contraindications to its use:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
- thrombosis, thromboembolism
Thromboembolism: severe complications
and increased blood viscosity;
- severe diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- cerebrovascular accidents (stroke);
- gormonalnozavisimyh tumor;
- disorders of lipid metabolism (obesity, severe);
- Vaginal bleeding of unknown origin;
- Individual intolerance to the components of the patch;
- smoking (more than half a pack a day).
Methods of application of the patch Evra
Apply Evra patch can be one of the ways:
Evra patch is pasted on the first day of the menstrual cycle, additional contraception is needed.
You can choose any day of the menstrual cycle
The days of the menstrual cycle: Four phases
(for example, every Monday), but in this case must also be protected during the first week.
How often should I change the patch? The patch is changed three times during the entire menstrual cycle, ie every week. After using it for seven days replacement must occur on the eighth day. That is: the first day of menstruation, on the eighth day of the menstrual cycle, and then on the fifteenth day after the 22-day to do a week's break.
Where it is possible to glue the patch? For a more reliable effect Evra patch is necessary to choose such a place that it does not "injured" and not frowned on clothing or movements. It can be: the surface of the abdomen, shoulder, buttocks or outer surface of the shoulder.
What if Evra patch come off?
If the patch come off in part, must be strongly pressed his hand for ten seconds, and then make sure that it is fully attach to the skin. If not, replace with a new patch.
If the patch come off completely, but for no longer than 24 hours, you can try to attach it again or replaced. Additional contraception is needed.
If after peeling the patch has been more than a day, you must immediately change the patch and protect themselves for a further week.