Estradiol vs Vivelle Dot

Estradiol
(Rx)
Vivelle Dot
(Rx)
Estradiol is a female sex hormones - estrogen and a vaginal estrogen.
Vivelle Dot is a female sex hormones - estrogen.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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March 14, 1996
July 31, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
113,832 Discussions
20,265 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for HRT
#2 for Hot Flashes
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Breast Cancer
#5 for Night Sweats
Estradiol is used in HRT and is mostly mentioned together with this procedure. In addition, it is prescribed for Hot Flashes and Breast Cancer.
Condition
Number of posts
Vivelle Dot is prescribed for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is used in HRT.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Est
Weight Gain
4
Anxiety
4
Hair Loss
3
Insomnia
3
Hypothyroidism
2
Bloating
2
Cramping
2
Nausea
2
Acne
2
Mood Swings
2
Viv
Weight Gain
9
Insomnia
9
Anxiety
8
Itching
5
Nausea
4
Hair Loss
4
Bloating
3
Rash
3
Dizziness
2
Palpitations
2
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Estradiol
Est
Vivelle Dot
Viv
Weight Gain
Est
Viv
4
9
Anxiety
Est
Viv
4
8
Hair Loss
Est
Viv
3
4
Insomnia
Est
Viv
3
9
Hypothyroidism
Est
Viv
2
0
Bloating
Est
Viv
2
3
Cramping
Est
Viv
2
0
Nausea
Est
Viv
2
4
Acne
Est
Viv
2
0
Mood Swings
Est
Viv
2
0
Weight Gain
Viv
Est
9
4
Insomnia
Viv
Est
9
3
Anxiety
Viv
Est
8
4
Itching
Viv
Est
5
0
Nausea
Viv
Est
4
2
Hair Loss
Viv
Est
4
3
Bloating
Viv
Est
3
2
Rash
Viv
Est
3
0
Dizziness
Viv
Est
2
0
Palpitations
Viv
Est
2
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Estradiol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vivelle Dot and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Transdermal Gel, Transdermal Patch, Vaginal Ointment, Vaginal Pill
Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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: 0.025 mg (7 Day), 0.05 mg (7 Day), 0.075 mg (7 Day), 0.1 mg (7 Day), 0.025 mg/24hr, 0.0375 mg/24hr, 0.05 mg/24hr, 0.075 mg/24hr, 0.1 mg/24hr
Patch: 14 mcg/24 hr, 0.025 mg/24 hr, 0.0375 mg/24 hr, 0.05 mg/24 hr, 0.06 mg/24 hr, 0.075 mg/24 hr, 0.1 mg/24 hr, 0.05 mg/24hr, 0.1 mg/24hr
Gel: 0.87 gram/actuation, 1.25 gram/actuation, 0.25 mg (0.1 %), 0.5 mg (0.1 %), 1 mg (0.1 %), 0.75 mg/1.25 gram
Tablet: 10 mcg, 25 mcg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg
Cream: 0.01% (0.1 mg/gram)
Emulsion: 2.5 mg/gram (1.74 gram)
Ring: 2 mg
Spray: 1.53 mg/spray (1.7%)
Patch: 0.025 mg/24 hr, 0.0375 mg/24 hr, 0.05 mg/24 hr, 0.075 mg/24 hr, 0.1 mg/24 hr
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Estradiol , Estradiol hemihydrate; micronized , Estradiol Micronized
Estradiol
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Estradiol and Vivelle Dot: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Was on Vivelle for 10 years with no problems. The insurance company switched me to the new generic patch and I lost half the hair on my head! They refuse to provide the Vivelle stating it is exactly the same as the generic. I don't believe it!

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