Top
30
Doctor insights on: Vivelle Patch Ivf

Share
Dr. John Landi
3 doctors shared insights

Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


2

2
I'm 11.5 week pregnant from ivf I just realized I was supposed to stop Vivelle (estradiol) patch 20days ago is the baby safe? Is the damage already done?

I'm 11.5 week pregnant from ivf I just realized I was supposed to stop Vivelle (estradiol) patch 20days ago is the baby safe? Is the damage already done?

Can't say: You need to contact the MD who is taking care of your pregnancy (OB MD) to ask this question who will know your entire history and why the patch was prescribed. ...Read more

3

3
How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

How successful is the estrogen patch (starting from day 21 before the IVF cycle)?

Very: Estradiol patches are very effective at delivering the necessary drug for building up the uterine lining to receive an embryo. ...Read more

5

5
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

7

7
How much more successful are patch protocol IVF cycles than non (in a general sense)?

How much more successful are patch protocol IVF cycles than non (in a general sense)?

No difference: Using estrogen patches vs injection vs suppositories has no major impact on results. Various practices use different protocols. Cost, ease of use, patient comfort and the main considerations. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Can you tell me about quitting using their vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey?

Possible: You may quit using vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey; however, a better approach would be to discuss with the doctor, who prescribed you the patch, why you are not comfortable with it any more and what alternatives possibly exist. ...Read more

13

13
Vivelle (estradiol) dot patch cause migraine.?

Hormones & Headache: Migraine patients seem to suseptable to fluctuations in estrogen, especialy with a dramatic drop. If your hormone replacement or bc is a higher dose, then there will be a more dramatic drop on the "off" days. This often leads to headaches. Talk to your gynocologist about using a more steady dose of estrogen hormone. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
Any negative reports concerning the hormone patch called vivelle (estradiol) ?

Difficult question: You will hear negative reports on any type of estrogen. Vivelle is a top choice. It is bioidentical estradiol. It is trans dermal so all the negative aspects of oral estrogen are avoided. It comes in several strengths so the dosage can be tailored to the patient. Bad? Sticky residue left on abdomen and occasional allergic reaction to the glue. Both worth it given the alternatives. ...Read more

16

16
I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. My hair has thinned considerably. What do I need to do? Worried...

I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch.   My hair has thinned considerably.   What do I need to do? Worried...

Worried: Yes you should be concerned but you must discuss this with your Gynecologist. The Gynecologist will take careful information from you, examiner you clearly and make decisions for your ongoing health.
You may need to see a different specialist to care for your hair loss.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

17

17
I am on the vivelle (estradiol) patch .025 and my doctor just upped my dose to .050. My question is can I wear 2 of the .025 patches at the same time?

Yes: If you are wanting to use up patches you already have, then you can do it. It's more expensive that way, so as soon as you see them up, start the higher dose patch. ...Read more

18

18
I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a patient to have spotting when straying hormonal treatment. Usually this will resolve with time. If you are cramping and spotting then something else could be occurring. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
Has there been any reports of heart attacks or strokes from using the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch? I had a hystroecomy 5 years ago i had everything removed.

Has there been any reports of heart attacks or strokes from using the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch? I had a hystroecomy 5 years ago i had everything removed.

ERT: All Estrogens can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke slightly even vivelle (estradiol) dot, which is an estrodial patch. However, that risk is primarily in the first three months of use and for most patients is only a slight risk. That risk comes back in patients who constantly start and stop their estrogen therapy. If you've been on it more than 3 months i wouldn't worry much unless you smoke. ...Read more

23

23
I'm trying to concieve while on vivelle (estradiol) dot patches. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

NeedUrgent fert care: You need to have your ovarian reserve tested.
Women never get old. However, their eggs do. When your eggs are older than 35 yrs, you need to move fast and do ovarian reserve testing that will let you know your chances before expensive fertility testing.
Best of Luck.
Dr. Mitwally
Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist
San Antonio-Edinburg & West Texas
432-580-4500 ...Read more

26

26
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

27

27
Started bio HRT cream 3 days ago. Have hot flushes, chills anxiety, nausea. Was on vivelle (estradiol) patch for 11 years before this. Should I go back to vivell?

Started bio HRT cream 3 days ago. Have hot flushes, chills anxiety, nausea.  Was on vivelle (estradiol) patch for 11 years before this. Should I go back to vivell?

Need more time.: Hard to say if the new regimen is a failure yet. I suggest continuing the new regimen for at least 2-3 weeks before deciding that it doesn't work for you. Good luck. ...Read more

28

28
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

30

30
About how much is ivf?

About how much is ivf?

5 to 15 thousand: Around 5 to 15 thousand dollars. Many insurance companies in the usa provide some coverage but most do not cover all expenses. Make sure you speak with your dr's staff so that you understand the coverage and are informed about any programs that may help with costs, such as research studies, drug discounts, etc. ...Read more

Estradiol Transdermal System (Definition)

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


Dr. Ira Friedlander
34 doctors shared insights

Vivelle (Definition)

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