What is Estradiol Patch?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Estrogen patch Minivelle Alora

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Estradiol is a female hormone used in hormone replacement therapy, fertility therapy, and in the treatment of certain medical conditions. It is available in a transdermal delivery system in various dosages.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Menopause 10 5
Hot flashes 5 2
Estrogen deficiency 2 0
Hormone replacement 2 2
Anorgasmia 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
5
Moderate
3
Mild
3
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Estradiol Patch

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction to patch adhesive 1
Back pain 1
Breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding 1
Heart palpitations 1
Itchy under adhesive 1
Medication patch adhesion problems 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Estradiol Patch

Dosage Patients
0.0,375 mg weekly 1
0.025 mg m,w,f 1
0.1 mg weekly 1
0.025 mcg daily 1
0.025 mg/24 hours weekly daily 1
2 x 0.1 mg/24 hours weekly weekly 1
0.1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Estradiol Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 4
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Estradiol Patch

Duration

Currently taking Estradiol Patch

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Estradiol Patch

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 8
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Estradiol Patch after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Estradiol (Estrace) 5
Bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical hormone cream) 1
Estrogen derivative (Premarin) 1

Patients stopped taking Estradiol Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Estradiol (Estrace) 3
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1 patient evaluation for Estradiol Patch

Dec 5, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (ovarian cyst)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 Weekly
Advice & Tips: developed a 5 inches cyst on my left ovary

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