Some considerations for people using Estraderm include the following:
- Estraderm comes as a skin patch. It is changed twice a week.
- Apply the Estraderm patch to an area of clean, dry skin on your trunk (including your buttocks and abdomen but not the breasts). Choose a spot that is not exposed to sunlight.
- 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.
- Estraderm can be used continuously (without any breaks) or cyclically (such as three weeks on the drug, one week off). Your healthcare provider will help you decide how to use it.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Estraderm dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.