Estraderm is a skin patch used to treat symptoms of menopause and prevent osteoporosis. It contains estradiol, a form of the female sex hormone estrogen.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Estraderm exactly as prescribed.
Estraderm and other estradiol medications can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Long-term use has been linked to breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer
Before taking Estraderm, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Estraderm include:
Remove the patch and contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
What if an Estraderm patch falls off?
Try sticking the patch back on, holding down for at least 10 seconds. If the patch falls off again, place a new patch in a different area. Leave it on for the rest of your wearing time, and don’t change your patch removal schedule.
How can I reduce my risk of blood clots or stroke while using Estraderm?
Quit smoking and keep control of your blood pressure and cholesterol. Keeping an active lifestyle and losing weight (if necessary) can also minimize these risks.