Recently there was a conversation on the safety of contraception for women, and whether or not it was ever fatal and how. I got this in the mail today due to having used ortho products in the past, and decided to share it as a heads-up to any women that might use or have used the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch. By the way, this is by no means offered in any ‘anti-birth control’ manner; in fact I’m very much for the safe and informed use of contraception period. So anyways it seems a potential class action suit is being prepared and they are seeking women who might have suffered effects by using Ortho Evra contraceptive patch – here’s what I got:
On November 10th, 2005 the FDA approved new warnings for Ortho Evra contraceptive patch alerting patients and doctors that the patch exposes women to higher levels of estrogen than most birth control pills. The new warning says users are exposed to about 60% more estrogen in their blood than if they were on typical birth control pills. This increased exposure to estrogen may increase the risk of suffering blood clots or blood clot related injuries such as stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
If you, your loved one, or someone you know has suffered one of these conditions while using Ortho Evra patch, please call us.
The toll free number is: 888-649-4832
Moulten & Meyer L.L.P.
If nothing else, this is good information to have / know when you’re in the market for contraception, or someone you know is in the market for contraception.