Birth Control | Patch
Xulane (Patch)
Type
Birth Control, Patch
Possible Benefits
Pregnancy prevention; Increased menstrual regularity, Lighter periods, Less painful periods, reduction of acne, reduction of male pattern hair growth due to elevated circulating androgens, Decreased Menstrual migraines; Decreased lifetime risk of endometrial, ovarian and colon cancers
Product Type
3 Active Patches / Month
Active Ingredients
Norelgestromin and Ethinyl estradiol
Not for Specific Populations
Pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks postpartum
History of blood clots
Vascular disease
Migraine with aura
Certain cancers (e.g., breast, liver)
Liver disease
Smoke and are > 35 years of age
The patch (norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination contraceptive patch containing estrogen and the progestational compound norelgestromin. It is prescribed for birth control. The patch is a weekly hormonal birth control for women who want to prevent pregnancy and want the convenience of changing the patch weekly instead of taking a pill daily. It can also help to regulate periods. Women will notice lighter and shorter periods while using the patch. Other benefits include lessened cramps and lessened endometriosis-related pain, reduced unwanted hair growth, improved acne, and reduced lifetime risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancers.
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