The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin. It gradually releases hormones into your body to prevent pregnancy and is replaced once per week.
If you don’t like taking a daily pill, try the patch instead! Ortho Evra is a transdermal contraceptive patch (meaning a patch that goes on your skin) that you wear for three weeks. You can place it on your arm, back, stomach, or butt, and it will release hormones over the course of three weeks. At the end of that time, you remove the patch for a week before replacing it with a new one. For maximum effectiveness, instructions must be followed closely.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Ortho Evra at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Xulane for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $180/three patches without insurance.
Xulane is a combination birth control patch. Forget daily dosing: Apply and change the Xulane patch each week for 3 weeks, then go patch-free for the 4th week. Xulane is a generic drug.
The patch is a thin, beige piece of plastic that looks like a square Band-Aid. It’s a little less than two inches across, and comes in one—and only one—color (beige). You stick the patch on your skin and it gives off hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Xulane for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $180/three patches without insurance.