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Minivelle vs. Vivelle Dot for Surgical Menopause

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Minivelle

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Other Names: Vivelle Dot   Vivelle   Estradiol   Climara   Estrace

Vivelle Dot

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/ 18,812 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 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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What patients are saying about Minivelle vs. Vivelle Dot

129 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I changed to minivelle, the same dose as the vivelle dot I...
Miserable--hot/cold I changed to minivelle, the same dose as the vivelle dot I was on, .05 three days ago. I had not had a vivelle dot patch on for over a...
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 ...week. Has anyone switched from Vivelle Dot to Minivelle? If s...
higher but I'm tempted to switch back cos the Vivelle Dot...
...days. I am using the 0.05 Vivelle Dot patch. Maybe need ...month on it. I started off on the Minivelle but the copay was higher but I'm tempted to switch back cos the Vivelle Dot is irritating m...
the Vivelle.dot and changing it to Minivelle. I read it...
...better than being skinny for that reason. I've read on here that they are doing away with the Vivelle.dot and changing it to Minivelle. I read it didn't stick that good and just wasn't as good as...
patches I've been on vivelle dot .05 for yAears. Over...
...been on vivelle dot .05 for yAears. ...for about three weeks I've been back on vivelle dot. I thought I would try tapering which I was doing before I switched to the minivelle, so I skipped m...
because they are discontinuing making the vivelle dot
...you go back to the vivelle? I ...why my Gyn switched me to the minivelle because they are discontinuing m...
because they are discontinuing making the vivelle dot...
...how can you go back to the vivelle? I thought they ...anymore? Thats why my Gyn switched me to the minivelle because they are discontinuing making the vivelle dot.[/QUOTE I am still able to...
I am very unhappy and going back to using the Vivelle Dot...
...Minivelle patch for 2 months and have gained 7 lbs! I am very unhappy and goin...
Vivelle Dot and my Dr. switched me to Minivelle because...
...Vivelle Dot and my Dr. switched me to Minivelle because of the promotional card....I was paying $82.00 for the Vivelle Dot....
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