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Evra Contraceptive Patches

Hi all, Mrs.Mouse us coming to the end of her supply of Evra Patches, since they've stopped being manufactured. She's got a fresh supply of pills from the UK but she's very apprehensive about starting a new routine as she had many problems with the Pill form previously.

Is anyone using Evra patches in CH? Are they readily available here? Over the counter, or via the Doctor?

Any help is appreciated, cheers!!
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Re: Evra Contraceptive Patches

Made by Jansenn

Swiss contacts on this page.

http://www.janssen-emea.com/worldwide#switzerland

They could help, I am sure.
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Old 19.06.2011, 15:08
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Re: Evra Contraceptive Patches

It's available, but only on subscription by a gynecologist.

The health insurance does not pay them, by the way.

Some pharmacies (e.g. the one at Schaffhauserplatz) have some sort of a rebate system, if you always buy them there.
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Evra or general patches are available? Thanks
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Old 19.06.2011, 15:57
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Re: Evra Contraceptive Patches

Evra - definitely !!

They go with the same name here.

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Thanks! We've read that they were discontinued in the UK due to a manufacturing fault and some deaths. Do you know anything about that?

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Thanks! We've read that they were discontinued in the UK due to a manufacturing fault and some deaths. Do you know anything about that?

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Health & Safety is a big deal in the UK, not a big issue here!
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Health & Safety is a big deal in the UK, not a big issue here!
What makes you think that ?
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What makes you think that ?
I work in the film industry, anything to do with the UK involves a 'risk assesment' and gets rather complicated. I left the UK in 1994 before the whole thing got out of hand.

Here after working 14 hours it's expected to drive home from Geneva to Zurich rather than stay in a hotel. Lighting electricians are usually somebodies friend, same with camera cranes, all rather dangerous imho.
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Old 19.06.2011, 22:18
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Re: Evra Contraceptive Patches

Countrymouse, surely it is best for your wife to discuss this with a gyneacologist. If the patches have been removed from sale in the UK, it might be for a very good safety reason. You wouldn't want your wife to continue to take a drug long term unless you are absolutely sure about its safety.

However, on November 10, 2005, the FDA ordered Ortho McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, to issue a warning to the millions of women using Ortho Evra that the birth control patch exposed them to significantly higher doses of hormones (due to the elevated levels of estrogen produced) and may put them at greater risk for blood clots and other serious side effects. According to the warning, women using Ortho Evra are exposed to 60% more estrogen than those using typical birth control pills because hormones from patches released into the bloodstream are removed from the body differently than those from birth control pills. While enough of the hormone to prevent pregnancy is needed to make it into the bloodstream, too much of it can pose serious health risks. A 2004 study conducted by the FDA revealed that Ortho Evra caused a 300% increase of blood clot-related incidents - blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms which often prove fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered blood clots as a result of taking Ortho Evra, it is important to contact an experienced and dedicated Ortho Evra lawyer today to protect your legal rights and receive the financial compensation you deserve.
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Re: Evra Contraceptive Patches

This might be more due to personal heath insurance, which they have here, rather than a public health insurance with they have in the UK.
It is not that employers care less.
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