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Hi and thanks for the query.
A very common etiology of dermatitis is allergy and drug allergies can cause it as well. Ortho Evra has been reported to cause dermatitis as well as a rash. The seborrhic dermatitis could also be due to the adhesive used in the patch for it to stick to the skin. The confirmation of this will be that after stopping the patch the dermatitis should settle within the next 7 days.
The hair thinning is a manifestation of the seborrheic dermatitis rather than a direct effect of the Ortho Evra. So, that should improve as well.
After stopping birth control, if you are not prone to acne, you will not experience it. But some people do experience as a part of adult onset acne. There is no definite answer to your last question.
If this is the patch that has caused the dermatitis, then all the symptoms should reverse with cessation.
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Thanks for reply.
Allergy to medication can occur at any point in time even after years of using a medicine. If you do not have allergic reaction at the site of the patch then that only rules out allergy to the adhesive and not the medication.
The only definitive way to find out if the cause is Ortho Evra is by going on a drug holiday and to see if the symptoms subside.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Wish you good health.
Again, I would like to mention that Ortho Evra is not known to cause thinning of hair. I would suggest that you get your thyroid function levels done to make sure that thyroid dysfunction is not the cause of your symptoms.
However, if the Ortho Evra is causing the hair thinning then stopping it will reverse the changes. It can take up to a month for hair to start changing back and it can take up to 6 months for them to complete their growth phase and become full.
After stopping birth control, it takes a full menstrual cycle for the body to come back to its regular levels.
There are no long term risks of getting off birth control.
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It is not a common side effect of the medication, as a clinician that is my take on it. Websites are required to mention every side effect that has ever been reported by the medication they are referring to, does not mean that the side effect is a common one. A birth control pill taken by several women, causing hair loss will not be an ideal birth control and thus loose the potential of being a popular one.. Like I mentioned in my previous post if it is causing hair loss in your particular case, then the only way to establish that is by discontinuing the drug and seeing if that restores the hair to their previous state.
It takes as long as a menstrual cycle or in some cases 2 to 3 cycles. It doesn't take one year after a pregnancy for the hormones to get back to normal, these are birth control pills. I suggest that you stop googling for information as there is a lot of false information out there.