Relieves hot flashes due to menopause and lowers your risk of osteoporosis.
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The Minivelle (Estradiol Patch) is the mini-me of estrogen patches. It's used twice a week, available in five strengths, and has the least amount of skin irritation.
- The [name_comon] is the smallest estrogen patch available. It's the size a dime and comes in 5 different strengths.
- You’ll need to replace it twice a week, every 3 to 4 days.
- Causes little or no skin irritation and doesn't leave adhesive on your skin.
- The Minivelle (Estradiol Patch) replenishes estrogen to your whole body and relieves multiple symptoms due to low estrogen, like hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
- 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. Make sure you also get enough calcium and Vitamin D.
- Improves mood, energy, and mental alertness for some people.
- You need to replace the Minivelle (Estradiol Patch) twice a week, compared to other patches that are once a week.
- Patch can fall off.
- Increases your risk of uterine and breast cancer.
- If you have your uterus, you have to use the Minivelle (Estradiol Patch) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine 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.
Side effect rates for Minivelle (Estradiol Patch)
- Breast tenderness
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
- Back pain
- Common cold
- Neck pain
- Ear, nose, or throat infection
- Sinus congestion
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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. When estrogen is prescribed to women after menopause who still have a uterus, progestin should be used with it to lower the risk of cancer. Low-dose vaginal estrogen products are often a better choice than oral pills for women 65 years or older who have vaginal symptoms.
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.
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- Clean skin and then swab it with alcohol. Some patches are stickier than others. Medical tape or a bandaid will keep it in place. Dry skin in winter is less sticky also. I put mine on firm not fatty areas. Get yout thyroid checked. Estrogen is a thyroid antagonist, so if you are on thyroid replacement, you will probably need to up your dose! I take mine for depression, anxiety disorder. Without it: migraines, muscle spasm, vertigo, and terrible mood swings.
- Clean skin and then swab it with alcohol. Some patches are stickier than others; simetimes a whole box is drier than usual. Medical tape or a bandaid will keep it in place. Dry skin in winter is less sticky also. I put mine on firm not fatty areas. Get yout thyroid checked. Estrogen is a thyroid antagonist, so if you are on thyroid replacement, you will probably need to up your dose!
- Can cause nausea, dizziness, bloating, and breast tenderness.