Minivelle

Last Update April 26, 2016
Minivelle is a female sex hormones - estrogen.
Uses: Minivelle is prescribed for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is used in HRT. Read More
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Positive 132 "I am on Minivelle HRT. You can get a copay card from its website or my doctor gave me one since ...The Minivelle has been working great for me with no side effects."Read more positive discussions
Negative 163 "Over a month ago, I decided to try minivelle because it is cheaper and I don't have insurance. ...I tried it for a couple weeks and felt miserable with hot/cold, etc. So, for about three weeks I've been... "Read more negative discussions
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| Ddubb52
I have been taking 0.75 for about 1.5 years. My menopause symptoms are gone, but I am 25 lbs heavier. ??At 61 years old, I am trying to decide if the extra weight is a good change off.

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| Sophia15
Miniville Patch-0.1 mg then reduced dosage .05 for 3+ years on the patch. NO breast cancer history in family-
June 4-2015 diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma IDC grade 1. (BREAST CANCER)
It most certainly helped with the hot flashes, but not worth the risk of IDC.
Only wish I had not taken the risk of the patch.
Pain from surgery and now 6 weeks of radiation not worth the risk
Merl
April 8, 2016
Same here! No cancer anywhere in my family, I'm thin, active and eat pretty healthy but, after using the Miniville Patch (.05) for little over 2 years I now have breast cancer - invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 1. I'm doing 6 weeks of radiation as well. I feel like it had to be the patch that caused this. It was not worth the benefits at all!

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| LindaH
Used patch for the first time yesterday hip pain and lower abdominal pain unbearable removed it in the middle of the night, not sure if I will attempt another one.

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| Penny Holton
I've been on the Minivelle patch for about 2 years now. Yes I sleep through the night, no longer weepy, no more hot flashes/night sweats but am up 25 pounds and that is a lot. I'm thinking about weaning myself off of the patch and maybe going on something else, like supplements from GNC.

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| Lee
I just started this patch and within a month I have gained over 12 pounds and my stomach is huge I was skinny now I can't take it .helps with hot flashes etc night sweats but the weight gain and all I do is shovel food in like I'm starving I think I'm gonna look into something else .

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Minivelle and Weight Gain
| Betty Lauro
Started using Minivelle in July, the hot flashes went away almost inmmediately and I am sleeping much better but I have gained 15 pounds without any change in my eating habits or activity levels.... I am stopping Minivelle, I rather live with the hot flashes !

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Minivelle - it works
| Patsy
Hit flashing all day, no sleep, irritable, no sex, moody and emotional. A total mess! Started minivelle on Thursday, had knee throb for a couple of hours. It subsided and has not returned. Today is Saturday and I feel great. Sleeping all night, had 2 mild hit flashes today. I am one happy camper!

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Minivelle and weight gain
| Dayana
Started Minivelle 0.05 in February. The HRT worked almost immediately...no hot flashes, sleeping thorough the night, great mood, feeling amazing! Then... the weight gain began. Today it has been exactly five months since I started using the patch, but I have gained #10. I am also experiencing pain when I get up, walk, or stand.

Will stop the HRT for one month. Afterwards, I need to have new blood tests done and see my GYN for results. Will need to double my gym time to two-hours per day, 3-4 x/week. Watch what I eat, and journal my symptoms every day.

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Facts about Minivelle

Alchohol warning on Minivelle
There may be a negative interaction between Minivelle and alcohol.
How do I obtain Minivelle?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Minivelle?
Transdermal Patch
What dosages are available?
0.025 mg/24 hr Patch, 0.0375 mg/24 hr Patch, 0.05 mg/24 hr Patch, 0.075 mg/24 hr Patch, 0.1 mg/24 hr Patch
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Estradiol
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