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Minivelle vs. Vivelle Dot for Surgical Menopause

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Minivelle

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/ 1,033 posts
Other Names: Vivelle Dot   Vivelle   Estradiol   Climara   Estrace

Vivelle Dot

Rx
/ 19,128 posts
Other Names: Climara   Estradiol   Vivelle   Estrace   Vagifem
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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By arty 1
October 20, 2013
arty 1 wrote
minivelle is not sticking!
I had a complete hysterectomy 15 years ago and have been using the Vivelle patch. My insurance will not cover it any more , so with a coupon from Minivelle, I was able to get a better price.

So far, almost all of the Minivelle patches have stuck to my under-wear, and P.J.'s. The patch curls up and you have to throw it away.

I am very unhappy about this problem, I wanted to keep using the Minivellen patch.

Must be a bad issue with manufacturing, never, ever had this problem before.
I was in vivelle patch and LOVED it. No night sweats etc. switched to minivelle and suddenly I'm constantly having sweats day and night. I tried the switch one other time and left the minivelle for the Vivelle and though the minivelle is less expensive I'm returning for the final time to the Vivelle which works much better at controlling your hormones and sweats.
May 30, 2014
I do not like the minivelle patch. It does stick to underwear and/or curls up rendering it unusable. I also hate the black printing all over the patch. I have to wear more than one at a time and I feel like the tattooed lady.
naya  |  April 14, 2014
Put an extra patch of Micropore (little bit bigger than the minivelle) on your minivelle patch. This keep the estropatch on it place. You can shower with this, no problem. I even went this to the sauna, steambath.
Bo  |  January 2, 2014
I have the same problem, sticks to my underwear.
debbie  |  December 17, 2013
I too have had same problems. Hard to take strips off patch, patch curling or sticking to underware or fingers. need a better covering or easier way to apply without messing up. Will go back to viville dot if my insurance covers again in 2014. If not, Will need to sadly handle miniville problems if stays more afordable in 2014. Viville dot no longer on my insurance formulary and will probably not be added back to the formulary in 2014. Really unhappy.
myrna  |  November 27, 2013
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By Patsy
July 13, 2014
Patsy wrote
Minivelle - it works
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By Dayana
July 1, 2014
Dayana wrote
Minivelle and weight gain
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By Cristian david
December 28, 2013
Cristian david wrote
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What patients are saying about Minivelle vs. Vivelle Dot

153 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Vivelle Dot for over a year with no side effects. My doctor...
...on Vivelle Dot for over a year with no side effects. My doctor switched me to Minivelle and I ...off and went back to Vivelle Dot unt...
I am very unhappy and going back to using the Vivelle Dot...
...Minivelle patch for 2 months and have ...and going back to using the Vivell...
back to Vivelle Dot. I have not had any problems filling it...
...had problems on the Minivelle similar to what you're describing and had to switch back to Vivelle Dot. I have not had any problems filling it so ...a reformulation because Vivelle Dot is about t...
I was on the Vivelle-Dot for years which worked great. It...
...an awful cough. I was on the Vivelle-Dot for years which worked great. It seems that Vivelle-Dot has changed their patches which is the reason I switched to the Minivelle. I will be...
ago this week. I have been on vivelle dot and it has worked...
...had my total ab hysterectomy one year ago this week. I have been on vivelle dot and it has worked great. Sticks very ...and she gave me the minivelle. I don't like it as much as the vivelle dot....
changed it twice. I'm still getting hot, have mood swings...
...the same .05 dose. I was having really bad night bouts of hot/cold, palpitations and mood swings. I went back to the vivelle dot and have only changed it twice. I'm still getting hot, have mood...
more popular. I am currently on Vivelle-Dot and considering...
...ever tried both and if so which one did you prefer? It seems I can find better information on Minivelle, but Vivelle-Dot is more popular. I am currently...
because they are discontinuing making the vivelle dot
...it anymore? Thats why my Gyn switched me to the minivelle because they are discontinuing making the...
switched from Vivelle Dot to Minivelle? So, is it true...
Anyone switched from Vivelle Dot to Minivelle? So, is it true that Vivelle won't be available anymore? I'm sort of...
anyone switched from Vivelle Dot to Minivelle? If so...has...
...Vivelle Dot I am currently on Vivelle Dot (and have been ...found out about Minivelle from the pharmacy ...this week. Has anyone switched from Vivelle Dot to Minivelle? ...
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