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Before using Minivelle, you should be aware that this medicated skin patch can make certain health conditions worse, such as endometriosis, diabetes, and epilepsy. Warnings and precautions with Minivelle also apply to women who have certain allergies or are taking certain medications. You should not use this drug if you are pregnant or have had a heart attack.

 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Minivelle™ (estradiol patch) if you have:
   
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Still have a uterus (have not had a hysterectomy)
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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