Vivelle-Dot 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 Vivelle-Dot exactly as prescribed.
Vivelle-Dot 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 Vivelle-Dot, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Vivelle-Dot include:
Remove the patch and contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
What if a Vivelle-Dot 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 Vivelle-Dot?
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.