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(Estradiol Patch)

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  • Patch
  • Treats hot flashes, night sweats and flushing in women in menopause
  • Treats vaginal changes in women in menopause
  • Treats low estrogen in women
  • Prevents bone thinning in women in menopause
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Relieves hot flashes and vaginal dryness due to menopause and strengthens your bones.

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Alora (Estradiol Patch) treats symptoms from low estrogen, and it may have fewer side effects than oral estrogen pills.

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  • Alora (Estradiol Patch) replaces estrogen to your whole body and relieves many symptoms due to low estrogen, like hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
  • The patch is good for people who don't want to or can't take daily pills.
  • Can be worn while swimming, bathing, and showering.
  • By using a patch instead of a pill, there's a lower risk of side effects such as blood clots and stroke since lower amounts of estrogen are used in patches.
  • Lowers your risk of fractures by keeping your bones healthy.


  • You need to replace Alora (Estradiol Patch) twice a week, compared to other patches that are once a week.
  • Patches can fall off.
  • Increases your risk of uterine and breast cancer.
  • Increases your risk of developing blood clots and stroke.
  • Can worsen other health conditions, like high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, fluid retention, and migraines.
  • Can't be used in people with liver problems.

What to expect when you take Alora (Estradiol Patch) for Osteoporosis prevention

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Side effect rates for Alora (Estradiol Patch)

261 From clinical trials of Alora / Menopausal symptoms (.1 mg/day)
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Headache
  • Lung infection
  • Pain
  • Sinus infection
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Breast pain
  • Back pain
  • Skin irritation
  • Itchiness

Risks and Warnings for Alora (Estradiol Patch)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using estrogen for more than one year

    Vaginal bleeding after menopause can be a warning sign of uterus (endometrial) cancer, so let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding. Using medicines like Alora (Estradiol Patch) for more than a year can increase your risk. Talk to your doctor about other medicines you can take with Alora (Estradiol Patch) to protect yourself from cancer if you are worried.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Alora (Estradiol Patch)

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  • Can cause nausea, dizziness, bloating, and breast tenderness.