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Alternatives to Vivelle-Dot

Vivelle-Dot is not the only available method of relieving menopausal symptoms. Other options include:
  • Coping strategies (such as wearing lighter clothes for hot flashes or using a vaginal lubricant for dryness)
  • Other medications, such as other estrogens or combinations of estrogens with progestins
  • Natural remedies, including herbal supplements and "bioidentical" hormone replacement.
(Click Vivelle-Dot Alternatives for more information about other menopause treatment options.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Vivelle-Dot may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding (in females).
(Click Vivelle-Dot Overdose for more information.)

How Should Vivelle-Dot Be Stored?

The patches should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep each patch in its original pouch until you are ready to use it. Keep Vivelle-Dot and all other medications out of the reach of children. Dispose of a used patch by folding it in half and throwing it away, out of reach of children and pets (do not flush it). The used patch still contains some estradiol.

What If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to change your Vivelle-Dot patch, simply change it as soon as you remember. Don't forget to remove the old patch when applying a new one.

Available Strengths

Vivelle-Dot patches come in the following strengths:
  • Vivelle-Dot 0.025 mg/24 hours
  • Vivelle-Dot 0.0375 mg/24 hours
  • Vivelle-Dot 0.05 mg/24 hours
  • Vivelle-Dot 0.075 mg/24 hours
  • Vivelle-Dot 0.1 mg/24 hours.
The strength of the patches is given in mg per day. In other words, a Vivelle-Dot 0.025 mg patch provides approximately 0.025 mg of estradiol per day.
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