Minivelle vs Vivelle Dot

Minivelle
(Rx)
Vivelle Dot
(Rx)
Minivelle is a female sex hormones - estrogen.
Vivelle Dot is a female sex hormones - estrogen.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Hot Flashes
1.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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October 29, 2012
July 31, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,700 Discussions
20,262 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Hot Flashes
#2 for HRT
#3 for Night Sweats
Minivelle is prescribed for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is used in HRT.
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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Min
Insomnia
10
Weight Gain
9
Anxiety
9
Bloating
4
Joint Pain
3
Itching
3
Palpitations
3
Hair Loss
2
Cramping
2
Sleep Disorders
2
Viv
Weight Gain
7
Insomnia
7
Anxiety
6
Itching
3
Nausea
3
Hair Loss
3
Bloating
2
Rash
2
Dizziness
2
Palpitations
2
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Minivelle
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Vivelle Dot
Viv
Insomnia
Min
Viv
10
7
Weight Gain
Min
Viv
9
7
Anxiety
Min
Viv
9
6
Bloating
Min
Viv
4
2
Joint Pain
Min
Viv
3
0
Itching
Min
Viv
3
3
Palpitations
Min
Viv
3
2
Hair Loss
Min
Viv
2
3
Cramping
Min
Viv
2
0
Sleep Disorders
Min
Viv
2
0
Weight Gain
Viv
Min
7
9
Insomnia
Viv
Min
7
10
Anxiety
Viv
Min
6
9
Itching
Viv
Min
3
3
Nausea
Viv
Min
3
0
Hair Loss
Viv
Min
3
2
Bloating
Viv
Min
2
4
Rash
Viv
Min
2
0
Dizziness
Viv
Min
2
0
Palpitations
Viv
Min
2
3
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Minivelle and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vivelle Dot and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Patch
Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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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
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
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Minivelle 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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minivelle is not sticking!
| arty 1
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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