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Birth Control Patch Warning: There are life threatening blood clots caused by the estrogen patch. Learn about safety reports for ORTHO EVRA and the ORTHO EVRA patch black box warning. Learn what are the potential risks ORTHO EVRA presents by causing estrogen blood clots. The dangers of the birth control patch are significant.

Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer
Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer
 
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What is the Ortho Evra birth control patch?

Users of the Ortho Evra patch have an increased risk of causing risky side effects
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What is the problem with ORTHO EVRA?

Blood clots, strokes, heart damage, coma, death
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Who is responsible?

FDA has logged 9,116 reports of adverse reactions to the ORTHO EVRA
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What is being done?

The FDA approved updated labeling for the ORTHO EVRA birth control patch
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Birth Control Patch Warning: What is being done about the life threatening blood clots caused by the birth control patch?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 10, 2005

FDA Updates Labeling for potential risks ORTHO EVRA Birth Control Patch

The Food and Drug Administration today approved updated labeling on black box warning of the ORTHO EVRA birth control patch to warn healthcare providers and patients that this product exposes women to higher levels of estrogen than most birth control pills. ORTHO EVRA was the first skin patch approved for birth control.

It is a weekly prescription patch that releases ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen hormone) and norelgestromin (a progestin hormone) through the skin into the blood stream. FDA advises women to talk to their doctor or healthcare provider about whether the patch is the right method of birth control for them.

Furthermore, women taking or considering using this product should work with their health care providers to balance the potential risks related to increased estrogen exposure. Because ORTHO EVRA is a birth control patch that is changed once a week, it decreases the chance associated with typical birth control pills that a woman might miss one or more daily doses.

The addition of this new warning is a result of the FDA's and the manufacturer's analysis directly comparing the levels for estrogen and progestin hormones in users of ORTHO EVRA with those in a typical birth control pill.

The new black box bold warning specifically states that women who use ORTHO EVRA are exposed to about 60 percent more total estrogen in their blood than if they were taking a typical birth control pill containing 35 micrograms of estrogen. More estrogen equals more blood clot risks.

FDA is continuing to monitor safety reports for the ORTHO EVRA patch. The manufacturer, Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals is conducting additional studies to compare the risk of developing serious blood clots in women using ORTHO EVRA to the risk in women using typical birth control pills that contain 35 micrograms of estrogen.

In other words not much is being done to alert the public to the dangers of the birth control patch blood clots that lead to death. Millions of women are being exposed to this unknown danger. The life threatening blood clots caused by the estrogen patch are described in safety reports for ORTHO EVRA. The new ORTHO EVRA patch black box warning can help you learn about the potential risks that ORTHO EVRA presents. Estrogen blood clots are among the unique dangers of the birth control patch.


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The statistics speak volumes about who is responsible.


The FDA has logged 9,116 reports of adverse reactions to the ORTHO EVRA birth control patch in a 17-month period, whereas Ortho Tri-Cyclen, a birth control pill, only generated 1,237 adverse reports in a six year period.

 

During a 12-month period, 44 serious injuries or deaths have been associated with ORTHO EVRA birth control patch, whereas only 17 such reports were linked to the birth control pill during a similar time period.


Coincidentally in October 2005, Bayer HealthCare and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced that they have concluded an agreement to jointly develop and market a new drug for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. (Thrombosis is the technical term for blood clots.) The drug called BAY 59-7939 is currently undergoing Phase II clinical trials. Phase III clinical trials will assess its effectiveness in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and will be initiated in the next weeks.


With 9.9 million prescriptions the numbers of women with extreme complications leading death are just starting to receive media exposure. In July 2005, a young, healthy married mother of two children experienced shortness of breath and died the next day. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, anxiety, chest pain, fainting, and convulsions.


On November 10, 2005, Ortho McNeil, in conjunction with the FDA, issued a warning about the increased risks of blood clots associated with ORTHO EVRA. In the new warning, Ortho McNeil admitted for the first time that women who use the patch will be exposed to up to 60% more estrogen than they would be exposed to if they were taking birth control pills. The patch is only intended to deliver 20 micrograms of estrogen. Throughout the medical community, it is a well-known fact that increased exposure to estrogen greatly increases the risk of blood clots, which can cause further serious injury or death.


It is alleged that Ortho-McNeil was aware of the increased medical risks associated with ORTHO EVRA birth control patch before the drug was approved and when approved -- the company failed to adequately warn patients about these risks.


The deep-pocketed manufacturers of ORTHO EVRA are responsible for misleading women about their birth control options. Have you or a family member experienced a life-threatening problem with the birth control? Are you eligible for an ORTHO EVRA lawsuit?


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