Ethinyl Estradiol/Norelgestromin (Transdermal)
Norelgestromin is a transdermal contraceptive medication. Women can get this prescription medication from their doctors if they plan to be sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant. To use the medication, they apply a medicated patch to their skin.
The medication uses female hormones to stop the body from ovulating and to cause other physical changes that make it harder to become pregnant.
Patients who smoke cannot use this medication. Smoking while on birth control medication causes blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, especially among patients who are 35 years old or older.
This medication doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Patients who are concerned about HIV or other STDs should use a condom or other form of protection in addition to birth control.