Heads-Up: Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch Warning.

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:

Dear Kimberly;

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.

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    Austin Kirk says:

    Our law firm filed our first ortho evra lawsuit over a year ago. Recently the warning label for Ortho Evra has been updated again to indicate the risk for blood clots. This warning update comes nearly a year after the initial warning label change mentioned in the letter from Moulten and Meyer. That initial warning only discussed the increased levels of estrogen. I am one of many who believes that even the newest warning label, which indicates that there is a risk of blood clots, does not go far enough to warn women who are still using the patch. We have discussed this further on our website under the Ortho Evra blog category.