differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot... | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot... differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

Thread Tools
Unread 08-26-2001, 12:50 AM
differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

I was just switched from the vivelle dot (.05 mg) to the vivelle patch (.0375) and find the patch won't stay on me. I didn't have any trouble with the dot staying on. I've been having some difficulty with water retention while on the dot. My pharmacist thought we could try a lower dose to see if that helped. Is the dot available in the lower .0375 mg? I went back to the dot until monday when I can call her and discuss this problem. I'm hoping the dot comes in the lower dose. I know it's not advisable to cut the dot right? I tried cutting one in half and didn't have any problems cutting it....put one half on last night. So far no hot flashes or night sweats :burning: of course it's only been one night, haha. Thanks for any input.
Sponsored Links
Unread 08-26-2001, 01:44 PM
differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

Brenda I just wanted to say that I have heard of ladies cutting theirs in half but you really should consult a pharmacist. Wish I had a better answer to give but I really dont know much about the patches. Sorry
Unread 08-26-2001, 10:56 PM
I guess we aren't supposed to cut the patch

because the manufacturer says the actual estradiol isn't spread evenly in the glue on the patch. I have cut mine and it seemed okay, unless my own hormones (kept ovaries) were kicking in and muddying the whole balance thing.

But, the official word is not to cut them! (Forgive me for being so cynical, but I could see the drug companies just wanting us to buy more, so they don't want us to mess with using less. Probably not the truth, but who knows?) Linda
Sponsored Links
Unread 08-27-2001, 12:21 AM
differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

Thanks Linda and Brenda for your replies....I'm anxious to talk with my pharmacist about it. She's pretty open to my suggestions and always willing to discuss issues and problems with me. She's pro natural hormones and I'm lucky to have found her. I'm hoping the lower dose will help the puffiness to go away! I hate it. :cry:
Unread 08-27-2001, 10:14 AM
differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

I've not used the vivelle dot but I think I remember reading a post here that it does come in a low dose. I would not recommend cutting the patch as you could muddy the waters further. I don't think your dose would be consistant each time.

Good luck with the doc.
Unread 08-27-2001, 03:30 PM
Vivelle dot

The dot comes in four strengths as does the patch. They are: .0375, .05, .075 and .1. Good luck. It is just way to hard to figure it all out, but you will in time.
Unread 08-28-2001, 12:46 AM
manufacturer currently out of vivelle dot...

Hi to all that posted about the vivelle. I spoke with my pharmacist this morning and she told me that the vivelle is available in the lower .0375 mg, but the manufacturer is currently out of supply and they have no release date.

Until they recieve a shipment, she suggested I try and put a bandaid over the vivelle patch to hold it on. I'm not real happy about this, but I will try it to see if it works for the time being. I'm really hoping it's not a long time I'll have to wait for the dot to come in....oh well. Thanks again!
Unread 08-28-2001, 05:54 AM
differences between vivelle patch and vivelle dot...

Perhaps you could call around to other pharmacies in your area and see if they have any in stock.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 10-07-2008, Started By leggycat
9 Replies, Last Reply 05-29-2007, Started By anna1968
4 Replies, Last Reply 08-25-2006, Started By April22
2 Replies, Last Reply 02-09-2006, Started By kayshawn285
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-15-2006, Started By soothankful
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-08-2005, Started By kathy123
3 Replies, Last Reply 01-30-2005, Started By cha2277
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-12-2005, Started By CindyCat
1 Reply, Last Reply 08-09-2004, Started By rwtmarch22
4 Replies, Last Reply 03-31-2003, Started By [email protected]
4 Replies, Last Reply 11-18-2002, Started By dakorbe
7 Replies, Last Reply 08-25-2002, Started By PTOQueen
7 Replies, Last Reply 07-18-2002, Started By lelangve
6 Replies, Last Reply 02-07-2002, Started By StacieDawn
1 Reply, Last Reply 10-27-2001, Started By sleepy jean
27 Replies, Last Reply 08-12-2001, Started By Pattyaks
14 Replies, Last Reply 07-26-2001, Started By kentuckywoman
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-23-2001, Started By dobie
4 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
9 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

November 28,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!