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Estradiol Transdermal System (Overview)

The Estradiol transdermal system, is designed to release Estradiol continuously upon application to intact skin.


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Please describe the medication: estradiol transdermal system?

Please describe the medication: estradiol transdermal system?

Estrogen: May be usefull early in menopause when there is no uterus. Absorption through the skin is much more effective & safer compared to oral estrogen. Oral goes through the liver which turns out to be a problem. Natural estrogen out of the ovarian vein goes to the vena cava rather than the portal system. Without Progesterone it will cause endometrial hyperplasia which is not a problem if there is no ute. ...Read more

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Estradiol Transdermal System (Overview)

The Estradiol transdermal system, is designed to release Estradiol continuously upon application to intact skin.


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Please describe the medication: estradiol transdermal system?

Estrogen: May be usefull early in menopause when there is no uterus. Absorption through the skin is much more effective & safer compared to oral estrogen. Oral goes through the liver which turns out to be a problem. Natural estrogen out of the ovarian vein goes to the vena cava rather than the portal system. Without Progesterone it will cause endometrial hyperplasia which is not a problem if there is no ute. ...Read more

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How long does it take for estradiol transdermal system to relieve post menopausal symptoms?

Post-menopause: At age 55 your hormones have changed substantially. You must see your Gynecologist to help you control your hormones and enjoy life. ...Read more

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Urine leakage on vivelle (estradiol) dot?

Urine leakage on vivelle (estradiol) dot?

Not related: Infact ocp/hrt should help the urinary elak. Look for other cuses. ...Read more

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Has vivelle (estradiol) dot patch ever caused heart attacks or strokes?

Has vivelle (estradiol) dot patch ever caused heart attacks or strokes?

Vivelle (estradiol) Dot: Vivelle is a transdermal estradiol. While oral estrogen is known to increase unstable plaque risk, and therefore the risk for heart attack and stroke, transdermal should not. ...Read more

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I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get small flashes. Should i go up to 0.5?

I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get  small flashes. Should i go up to 0.5?

Probably not: Eliminating all hot flashes is quite often impossible no matter how high you go on the dose. Aiming for 80-90% resolution is good. Using only the dose of estrogen that you need reduces side effects and is the correct use of this medication. Many women's hot flashes/sweats diminish greatly after 4-5 years. Hope you have this experience! ...Read more

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I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get small flashes. Should i go on the higher dose?

I am on my second patch of vivelle (estradiol) dot 0.0375 and i feel slightly less brain fog but i still get  small flashes.  Should i go on the higher dose?

Tqlk to doc: Your dose is low but you only been using it for 1 week. There are rooms to go up but i would discuss this with your doc who knows you best. Try to use the lowest possible dose that give you what you want. ...Read more

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