Instructions for Menostar

When and How to Use Menostar

General considerations for when and how to use Menostar include the following:
  • Menostar comes as a patch applied to the skin. It is changed once a week.
  • Apply the patch to an area of clean, dry skin on your lower abdomen (below your belly button).
  • Try to avoid placing the patch right at the waistline, since your clothes may rub against the patch and loosen it.
  • Rotate the application sites so that you do not apply a patch to the same place twice in a row.
  • 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 the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Menostar

There is only one standard dose of Menostar, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Menostar Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Menostar

As with any medicine, Menostar can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Menostar include but are not limited to:
  • Accidental injury
  • Joint pain
  • A milky white vaginal discharge
  • Cervical polyps.
(Click Menostar Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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Menostar Patch Information

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