Estradot (Vivelle Dot)

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Vivelle-Dot is a prescribed transdermal system (patch) containing estradiol, a type of estrogen medication.

It is used in postmenopausal women for the following purposes:

  1. Reducing moderate to severe hot flashes: Hot flashes can occur when estrogen levels decrease during menopause (the cessation of menstrual periods).
  2. Treating moderate to severe vaginal atrophy: Vaginal atrophy may lead to thin, dry, and irritated vaginal walls, causing painful intercourse.
  3. Lowering the risk of osteoporosis: Vivelle-Dot helps prevent the weakening and thinning of bones, known as osteoporosis.
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Description

Vivelle-Dot is a prescribed transdermal system (patch) containing estradiol, a type of estrogen medication.

It is used in postmenopausal women for the following purposes:

  1. Reducing moderate to severe hot flashes: Hot flashes can occur when estrogen levels decrease during menopause (the cessation of menstrual periods).
  2. Treating moderate to severe vaginal atrophy: Vaginal atrophy may lead to thin, dry, and irritated vaginal walls, causing painful intercourse.
  3. Lowering the risk of osteoporosis: Vivelle-Dot helps prevent the weakening and thinning of bones, known as osteoporosis.

Vivelle-Dot may also be prescribed to certain women before menopause due to specific medical conditions.

Additional information

Usage

Usage
Vivelle-Dot is a patch designed to release estradiol, a type of estrogen, gradually into the skin over a period of 3 to 4 days. Each pack contains 8 patches, and it is available in five different strengths:
1. 0.025 mg per day
2. 0.0375 mg per day
3. 0.05 mg per day
4. 0.075 mg per day
5. 0.1 mg per day
You should replace your Vivelle-Dot patch twice a week or as precisely directed by your healthcare provider. The Vivelle-Dot packaging includes a calendar to assist you in tracking the two specific days each week when you need to change your patch.

Side Effects

Side Effects
Vivelle-Dot may lead to common and mild side effects, but it also has the potential to cause rare and severe side effects.
Common but less serious side effects may include:
1. Headache
2. Breast pain
3. Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
4. Abdominal bloating or discomfort
5. Nausea and vomiting
6. Hair loss
7. Skin irritation
Occasionally, some severe side effects of Vivelle-Dot may arise. These are infrequent but can include:
1. Heart attack
2. Stroke
3. Blood clots
4. Dementia
5. Breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer
6. High blood pressure
For a more comprehensive understanding of the potential side effects associated with Vivelle-Dot, it's advisable to discuss them with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Storage

Storage
Keep Vivelle-Dot in its original packaging at room temperature, which is around 77°F or 25°C.

Precautions

Precautions
Vivelle-Dot contains a form of estrogen that may pose significant health risks.
For your safety, it's essential to inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before using Vivelle-Dot:
1. Unusual vaginal bleeding
2. History of stroke or heart attack
3. Prior or current cancer diagnosis
4. Blood clotting disorders or bleeding issues
5. Liver problems
6. Scheduled surgery in the near future
7. Previous allergic reactions to Vivelle-Dot or its components.

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