Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives) (cont.)
Omnia M Samra, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Suzanne R Trupin, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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Topical Contraceptive Patch
Norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol (Ortho Evra)
The topical patch may be applied to clean, dry skin on the shoulders, upper arms, buttocks, or abdomen. It should not be applied to red or inflamed areas of the skin or in areas where tight clothing may rub. The patch may be less effective in women weighing more than 198 pounds (90 kg).
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