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Patch..how often do you change it? Patch..how often do you change it?

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Unread 06-24-2012, 06:11 PM
Patch..how often do you change it?

My doctor and I have decided the patch will be best for me following my hysterectomy. I forgot to ask about how often you change it. And what about insurance...does insurance cover it? I'm sure it depends on what kind you have. Any advice?
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Unread 06-24-2012, 06:45 PM
Re: Patch..how often do you change it?

Hello!

How often you change your estrogen patch will depend on which one your doctor prescribes. Two popular ones are Climara and Vivelle Dot. Climara is changed once a week and Vivelle Dot is changed twice a week (every 3 1/2 days).

My prescription insurance does cover Vivelle Dot. (I do have a co-pay amount.) You can call your insurance provider to find out if the estrogen patches are covered. Consider asking your doctor for some free samples to use after surgery so you can get an idea of how you like it before committing to a month prescription.

I hope this helps!

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