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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Estradiol Transdermal System (Definition)

Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in ...Read more


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Does vivelle dot patch have any bad side effect? If so what are they?

Does vivelle dot patch have any bad side effect? If so what are they?

Rare: This depends some on the dose of the patch. Higher dose patches will have more side effects. Some possible side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, rash at site of the patch and others. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of using vivelle dot patch?

Not many : Vivelle dot is well tolerated by most people and is one of the more "natural" estrogen products available. Most common side effects are typically skin irritation or itching. Most people enjoy the decrease in hot flashed too. ...Read more

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Is is ok to cut a vivelle dot in half to lower your dosage ?

Is is ok to cut a vivelle dot in half to lower your dosage ?

Sure: If sufficient to relieve sx's u can cut the dot, put the other 1/2 to the side and use later. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vivelle dot question. Why did they stop making the bigger patch for the dot?

Not sure: The small aptch has same medication, easy to use and not visible. ...Read more

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Is is ok to cut a vivelle dot in half to lower your dosage ?

Sure: If sufficient to relieve sx's u can cut the dot, put the other 1/2 to the side and use later. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a good generic alternative to vivelle-dot?

Is there a good generic alternative to vivelle-dot?

Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different. ...Read more

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I've just upped my strength on my vivelle dot patch. How long will it take to get the full effect?

Not long: It should take no longer than two weeks (probably sooner) to notice a beneficial effect regarding hot flashes, etc. ...Read more

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Does vivelle dot patch have any bad side effect? If so what are they?

Rare: This depends some on the dose of the patch. Higher dose patches will have more side effects. Some possible side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, rash at site of the patch and others. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of using vivelle dot patch?

Not many : Vivelle dot is well tolerated by most people and is one of the more "natural" estrogen products available. Most common side effects are typically skin irritation or itching. Most people enjoy the decrease in hot flashed too. ...Read more

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Estradiol Transdermal System (Definition)

The Estradiol transdermal system, is designed to release Estradiol continuously upon ...Read more


Dr. Lydia Collins
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Vivelle (Definition)

Vivelle is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more