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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 just started taking vivelle dot for post menopausal symptoms and started having severe nausea, cramping and diarrhea . I'm on the lowest dose possible. Could the patch be causing these symptoms? I was on the patch for a few days before I started get

I just started taking vivelle dot for post menopausal symptoms and started having severe  nausea, cramping and diarrhea .  I'm on the lowest dose possible.  Could the patch be causing these symptoms?  I was on the patch for a few days before I started get

Yes, mostly: Estrogen replacement therapy can cause nausea, bloating, cramping, irregular spotting and breast tenderness upon initiation of this medication. Diarrhea is not a symptom related to estrogen replacement therapy. If the diarrhea continues, you need to be evaluated for the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is is ok to cut a vivelle (estradiol) 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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I've just upped my strength on my vivelle (estradiol) 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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What is the side effects of using vivelle (estradiol) dot patch?

What is the side effects of using vivelle (estradiol) dot patch?

Typical estrogen S.E: If you read the package insert most drug companies list a large number of possible side effects. The most likely side effects can be related to the patch material itself including skin irritation, but other systemic effects include headache, nausea, mild increased risk of blood clot just to name a few. ...Read more

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

Does vivelle (estradiol) 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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Vivelle (Definition)

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