Vivelle-Dot

(Estradiol patch)

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Relieves menopausal symptoms.

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Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch) is an estrogen patch that may be easier and more convenient to use than the pill or gel form.

Quick facts about Vivelle-Dot
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (estradiol patch)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 8-twice-weekly-patches-of-0.05mg-day cartons
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$129.41

Upsides

  • Good choice if you want to avoid daily dosing of the pill or gel form.
  • Available in wider variety of strengths compared to other estrogen patches.

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Downsides

  • Other estrogen patches are dosed once weekly and may be more convenient than Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch).
  • Patches can fall off.
  • Estrogen therapy is associated with serious risks for uterine cancer, breast cancer, and blood clots. Don't start treatment until you have had a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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$129.41
How it works

Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch) is a synthetic hormone that acts like estrogen and restores functions lost during menopause.

Quick facts about Vivelle-Dot
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (estradiol patch)

Used for

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness and inflammation
  • Low estrogen

Dosage forms

  • Patch
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What to expect when you take Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch) for Postmenopausal estrogen replacement

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Side effect rates for Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch)

From 289 clinical trials of Vivelle-Dot when taken for postmenopausal estrogen replacement (0.1 mg/day)
  • Headache
  • Breast pain
  • Back pain
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Influenza
  • Common cold
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Sinus infection
  • Lung infection

Risks and Warnings for Vivelle-Dot (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 uterine cancer, so let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding. Using medicines like Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol patch) for more than a year can increase your risk. Talk to your doctor about other medicines you can take with Vivelle-Dot (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