For most women, the recommended Climara dosage is one 0.025 mg patch applied once a week. If your symptoms do not improve, your healthcare provider may increase your dose as needed. You should not apply a patch to the same location twice in a row. In order for the medication to work properly, you must follow Climara dosing guidelines as prescribed.
The dose of Climara® (estradiol patch) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Climara
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your Climara dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
It is typically recommended to take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period of time. However, the most effective dose (and how long it should be taken) can vary considerably from one woman to the next. For most women, the recommended starting Climara dose is one 0.025 mg patch applied once a week. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose.
Some considerations for people using Climara include the following:
- Climara comes as a skin patch. It is changed once weekly.
- Apply the Climara patch to an area of clean, dry skin in your lower abdomen (below your belly button) or on your upper buttocks.
- Rotate the application sites so that you do not apply a patch to the same place twice in a row.
- Try to avoid placing the patch right at the waistline, since your clothes may rub against the patch and loosen it.
- Dispose of an old patch by folding it in half and throwing it away out of reach of children or pets. Do not flush it down the toilet.
- If a little adhesive remains on your skin after removing a patch, a little lotion or body oil can help to remove it.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Climara dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.