Vivelle Dot (Estradiol) is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries and is necessary for many processes in the body. Vivelle Dot is prescribed to treat symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and vaginal dryness, burning or irritation which are a result of the body making less estrogen. Vivelle-Dot may also be used to treat ovarian disorders and to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become thin, weak and can break easily.
Vivelle Dot patch is an estrogen hormone and is absorbed through your skin into your body. The medication works in menopausal women by replacing the estrogen normally produced in the body and preventing symptoms, such as feelings of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, or sudden strong feelings of heat and sweating (hot flashes).
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Vivelle Dot side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Vivelle Dot side effects:
Q: What is the Vivelle Dot generic alternative?
A: Generic Vivelle Dot is known as estradiol patches and are available in strengths of 50mcg, 75mcg and 100mcg. Estradiol may offer better savings on your medication than the brand name Vivelle Dot.
Q: What is the strength of Vivelle Dot?
A: Both Vivelle Dot and the generic alternative estradiol patches are available in strengths of 50mcg, 75mcg and 100mcg. Vivelle Dot is also available in strengths of 25mcg and 37.5mcg.