Detailed Guidelines for Climara

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations for when and how to use Climara include the following:
 
  • The medication comes as a skin patch. It is changed once weekly.
     
  • Apply the 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 Climara to work properly, the patch must be used as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Climara your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to the drug
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Climara Dosage for more information.)
 
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Climara Patch Information

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