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Doctor insights on: Vivelle Dot Warnings And Recalls

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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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Vivelle (Definition)

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