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Minivelle
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Vivelle Dot
Other name: Vivelle Dot (Vivelle Dot)
Other name: Climara (Climara)
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1,304
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HRT
Hot Flashes
Menopause
Night Sweats
Vaginal Dryness
Surgical Menopause
Menopausal Symptoms
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Method of use:
Transdermal Patch
Method of use:
Transdermal Patch
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Top Concerns
Min
Night Sweats
10
Insomnia
10
Weight Gain
9
Anxiety
8
Nausea
5
Depression
5
Bloating
5
Mood Swings
4
Itching
3
Irritability
3
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Weight Gain
7
Insomnia
7
Anxiety
6
Mood Swings
4
Itching
4
Nausea
3
Hair Loss
3
Bloating
2
Rash
2
Dizzy
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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.
November 19, 2014
You should pull one half of the clear plastic backing off and stick it to your (pre-alcohol cleaned and dried) skin. Then pull the second strip off and press the rest of the patch down. Hold for 10 seconds..
Mine stays on perfectly.
May 30, 2014
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.
naya
April 14, 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.
Bo
January 2, 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.
debbie
December 17, 2013
I have the same problem, sticks to my underwear.
myrna
November 27, 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.

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" ...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... "

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" ...agree with the previous post. I hate the \"words and lettering\" on the minivelle and the backing is less well designed than the ...other adverse symptoms. I felt so much better on the vivelle... "

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" ...Minivelle patch for 2 months and have ...and going back to using the Vivell... "

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" ...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... "

" ...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... "

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" ...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... "

" ...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.... "

" ...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... "

" ...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... "

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