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Minivelle vs. Vivelle for Surgical Menopause

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Minivelle

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Other Names: Vivelle Dot   Vivelle   Estradiol   Climara   Estrace

Vivelle

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Other Names: Estrace   Vivelle Dot   Climara   Estradiol   Vagifem
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By Betty Lauro
October 4, 2014
Betty Lauro wrote
Minivelle and Weight Gain
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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 arty 1
October 20, 2013
arty 1 wrote
minivelle is not sticking!
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.
November 19, 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.
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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What patients are saying about Minivelle vs. Vivelle

122 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
better. For me, the vivelle is a better product all the...
...gyn gave me minivelle samples to try for ...and had headaches and joint pains on the minivelle. I told my gyn, and she put ...feeling much better. For me, the vivelle is a better product all ...
Vivelle better, but at a higher dose, I can't tell any...
...switched to Minivelle for economic reasons. At lower doses, I liked Vivelle better, but at a higher dose, I can't tell any ...less patch creep with minivelle, and I prefer the...
to the side affects and risks and the cancer and dementia...
...minivelle/vivelle 0.1 for 7 weeks (since leaving hospital) and recognize how its benefiting me personally regarding surgical menopause, anxiety/dread hit me in hospital. But i hate medications due...
came back). I did better on Vivelle and Minivelle until...
...used Climara 0.05, but I ...my symptoms came back). I did better on Vivelle and Minivelle until I developed an allergy to the adhesive. Then I tried a variety of methods that didn't work for me....
told Vivelle or Minivelle is the best. I have used Estrace...
...obsorb them. I will check into other patches, I have always been told Vivelle or Minivelle is the best. I have used Estrace vaginal cream, but am happy with the compounded vagin...
not had any problems with the effectiveness of the Minivelle...
...the patch, his nurse told me it would be the Minivelle, that they were ...Vivelle patch. I have not had any problems with the effectiveness of the Minivelle, but I thin...
it. The Vivelle has been a lot better for me. I am just...
dVH/RALH Vivelle vs. Minivelle Does anyone have any thoughts ...I know for me the minivelle was terrible. I had major ...patch causing it. The Vivelle has been a lot better for me. I am just won...
issues did you have right away that made you stop Vivelle...
...issues did you have right away that made you stop Vivelle? I just...
Dr put me on Vivelle 0.05 did not help, i end up putting 2...
Have headaches, hot flashes. Had hysterectomy, ...my left ovary. Dr put me on Vivelle 0.05 did not help, i end up putting ...I went back to Dr. and she put me on Minivelle 0.1 and last night w...
that problem exactly with both Vivelle and Minivelle. My...
I had that problem exactly with both Vivelle and Minivelle. My round circles actually crusted over with scabs and cracked. Needless to say, I wasn't absorbing any estrogen. As (((Kim))) suggested,...
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