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Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills? Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

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Unread 10-26-2008, 08:09 AM
Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

can anyone tell me what dose of estradiol or estrace pills they are on? My doc gave me a script for 1mg of the oral estrace pill. I felt horrible on it. Isn't this supposed to be equivalent to the .10 patch? I am confused. -Vicki
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Unread 10-26-2008, 08:19 AM
Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

I am now on 2 mg after one year of 1 mg. I still have my ovaries, so mine is for peri-menepausal symptoms only. I don't know much about the patch...
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Unread 10-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

I am not sure, but I think I remember that the .05 Vivelle-Dot patch is equivalent to 1 mg oral Estrace. Check to be sure, but when I was trying to make the transistion from patch to pill I had to use 4 mg of oral Estrace to get the equivalent of the 2 --- .01 patches that I was using. Good luck but double check me on that dosage.
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Unread 10-26-2008, 10:50 AM
Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

The 1mg oral would not be equivalent to the .1 patch. When using oral much is lost to the digestive tract so you are essentially comparing apples to oranges.
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Unread 10-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Estrace vs. patch

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Originally Posted by Kim M
The 1mg oral would not be equivalent to the .1 patch. When using oral much is lost to the digestive tract so you are essentially comparing apples to oranges.
Kim....I think you misunderstood me.....I was stating that the 0.05 mg Vivelle-dot patch is equivalent to 1 mg of oral Estrace....
About 90-95% of the oral Estrace is due to first pass through the liver.
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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:48 AM
Average Dosage of estrace or estradiol pills?

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Originally Posted by anna1968
Kim....I think you misunderstood me.....I was stating that the 0.05 mg Vivelle-dot patch is equivalent to 1 mg of oral Estrace....
About 90-95% of the oral Estrace is due to first pass through the liver.
Anna,
I was not replying to you, but to the OP's original question. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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