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Ortho Evra (Ethinyl Estradiol/Norelgestromin)and/or alternatives
Ortho Evra 0.6/6mg from $9.33 USD/patchOrtho Evra 0.6/6mg
Marketed as Evra Transdermal Patch in European Union
Manufactured by: Janssen-Cilag Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Ortho Evra 0.6/6mg is also available from CanadaOrtho Evra 0.6/6mg from $13.11 USD/patchOrtho Evra 0.6/6mg
Marketed as Evra in Canada
Manufactured by: Janssen Inc
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Ortho Evra
Ortho Evra is a hormonal patch used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It contains a combination of two hormones, ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and norelgestromin (progestin.) This patch has a three-pronged action; it prevents ovulation (release of eggs from the ovary), hampers travel of sperm to the ovary by thickening the cervical mucus, and changes the uterine lining to discourage implantation. It releases the hormones into the blood at an interval of twenty four hours. The patch when used properly has a failure rate of just 1%. Use of Ortho Evra does not protect you against HIV or sexually transmitted diseases.
Precautions / Side Effects For Ortho Evra
Before you buy Ortho Evra, tell your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of the patch or other estrogens or progestin. In order to avoid adverse drug interactions, your doctor should be made aware of all the medications that you are currently taking. The patch is not recommended for use in women with an established or suspected history of breast cancer, a blood clot in legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism),abnormal liver tests, history or probability of estrogen-dependent tumors, and undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. If you are pregnant or suspect a pregnancy, do not use the patch. The drug might cause harm to the nursing baby, hence it should be avoided unless necessarily indicated.
Some common adverse reactions to the patch include vomiting, nausea, headache, skin rash, fluid retention, vaginal irritation, acne, and menstrual cramps. Ortho Evra can cause some serious side effects like lumps in the breast, dark urine, jaundice, or high levels of fatigue. In case of any of these, contact the doctor. Ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin might increase the chances of heart trouble in women who are over 35 and smoke heavily. The patch is usually not recommended in women who weigh more than 197 lbs.
Ortho Evra Dosage
Ortho Evra patch is available in strengths of 150 mcg norelgestromin and 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol. The patch should follow a 28 day routine, where you apply one new patch every week for three weeks and then have a patch-free week. You can either start the routine on the first day of your menstrual cycle or on a Sunday, for ease of remembering. Start the next patch cycle after 28 days.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.