Vivelle Dot and the generic alternative estradiol patches are used to treat certain symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. These symptoms are caused by the body making less estrogen. Vivelle-Dot is also used to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily, in women who are experiencing or have experienced menopause. It may also be prescribed to treat ovarian disorders. Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body.
Vivelle Dot patch is an estrogen hormone. The hormone from the patch is absorbed through your skin into your body. It works by preventing symptoms, such as feelings of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, or sudden strong feelings of heat and sweating (hot flashes) in women during menopause.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Remove the skin patch and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What is the generic alternative to Vivelle Dot?
A: The Vivelle Dot generic alternative is known as estradiol patches. Estradiol patches are available in strengths of 50mcg, 75mcg and 100mcg and may offer better savings than Vivelle Dot.
Q: What is the strength of Vivelle Dot?
A: Both Vivelle Dot and the generic alternative estradiol patches are available in strengths of 50mcg, 75mcg and 100mcg. Vivelle Dot is also available in strengths of 25mcg and 37.5mcg.