Vivelle-Dot is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and burning. It contains estradiol, a form of estrogen, which is a hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Vivelle-Dot is a transdermal patch that delivers estradiol through the skin and into the bloodstream.
How to use Vivelle-Dot:
Vivelle-Dot is applied to a clean, dry area on the lower abdomen or buttocks. It is important to rotate the application site with each new patch to avoid skin irritation. The patch is worn for 3 to 4 days, after which it is removed and a new patch is applied to a different site. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment. It is important to use Vivelle-Dot exactly as prescribed by a healthcare provider.
Possible side effects of Vivelle-Dot:
Vivelle-Dot may cause some side effects, including:
Skin irritation at the application site
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Precautions and warnings for Vivelle-Dot:
Before using Vivelle-Dot, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of blood clots. Vivelle-Dot may increase the risk of certain conditions, such as stroke, heart attack, or breast cancer. It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while using Vivelle-Dot. Vivelle-Dot is a prescription medication and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.