Ortho Evra Side Effects
The FDA approved the Ortho Evra patch in November 2001. The patch, which works by releasing hormones into the bloodstream through the skin, is available by prescription only and is used to prevent pregnancy. It is called a combination hormonal contraceptive because it contains two hormones, estrogen and progestin. The Ortho Evra Patch is manufactured by Ortho McNeil (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson).
Serious side effects related to Ortho Evra Patch include:
- heart attack or stroke
- blood clots in the legs, lungs (pulmonary embolism), or eyes
- blood clots in the deep veins of the legs
- chest pain
- breast cancer or cancer of the lining of the uterus, cervix or vagina
- liver tumor (benign or cancerous)
- severe high blood pressure
- diabetes with complications of the kidneys, eyes, nerves, or blood vessels
Do you need an Ortho Evra Patch lawyer?
If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects while taking Ortho Evra, if you have been diagnosed with blood clots, heart attack, or stroke, or if you are experiencing the symptoms associated with any of these serious side effects, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of Ortho Evra.
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