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Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Yes.: There might be no difference in the chemical component (estradiol), however, vivelle dot provides a better matrix for a more dependable and reliable delivery of the medication. That in turn will lead to better absorption and more efficacy ...Read more

Estradiol Transdermal System (Definition)

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


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3/3/14 faint +hpt. 3/5/14 + blood test wit 55 progesterone and low estrogen. Got on vivelle (estradiol) 3/5/14. Spotted lil red n brown 3/4/14 . Hpt today neg?

3/3/14 faint +hpt. 3/5/14 + blood test wit 55 progesterone and low estrogen.  Got on vivelle (estradiol) 3/5/14. Spotted lil red n brown 3/4/14 . Hpt today neg?

Confirm with blood : I would ask your doc to repeat the blood test to be sure, but it sounds like a "chemical pregnancy" where the blood tests show you are pregnant briefly, but the pregnancy never develops. Alternatively, you have a bad batch of home pregnancy tests (hopefully). But to be realistic, your levels should be rising quickly at this point, making it more detectable on hpt. Good luck. ...Read more

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40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause ?

40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause ?

May be: Why use vivelle (estradiol) for pmdd? You can use a very low dose 10 micrgram birth control pills and had an added benefit of preventing pregnancy since your period is still regular and still needs protection. The other possibility is, of course menopause. Check your fsh after several days off the patch. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are plant based estrogen? Estroven

Can you tell me if there are plant based estrogen? Estroven

Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory. ...Read more

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As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

Estrogen/progestin: To avoid misunderstanding, all bc is basically progestational in action - that's how it works - regardless of whether it contains estrogen or not. There is no science to give a'rule' about which is more effective/less risky for functional ovarian cysts, it's based on trial and error. That said, i think most do better with a combination oc containing both, start with that. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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Vivelle (Definition)

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