Menopause Home > Alora Patch Information
Available in the form of a skin patch, Alora® (estradiol patch) is used for treating menopause symptoms, such as:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness.
It is also approved to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and to replace hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen.
Alora is applied twice a week and is available in four different strengths. The patch is applied to an area of clean, dry skin on your lower abdomen, below your belly button, or on your upper buttocks or hips.
Prior to starting treatment with the Alora patch, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information about any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products and supplements, and any other medical conditions you have. This product is not suitable for everyone, and discussing these things with your healthcare provider can help him or her ensure that this is the best medicine for you.
(For more information, click Alora. This article includes details on how the patch works, what else your healthcare provider needs to know, and what to do in case of an overdose.)