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User Reviews for Estradiol

Also known as: Adgyn Estro, Aerodiol, Alora, Bedol, Climara, Climaval, Climodien, Clinagen LA 40, Delestrogen, Delidose, Dep Gynogen, Depo-Estradiol, Depogen, Dermestril, Dermestril Septem, ...show all 83 brand names

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Gender Dysphoria 2 reviews 0 medications
   
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Primary Ovarian Failure 7 reviews 35 medications
   
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Postmenopausal Symptoms 142 reviews 151 medications
   
7.5
Atrophic Vaginitis 3 reviews 50 medications
   
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Hypoestrogenism 7 reviews 36 medications
   
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Oophorectomy 13 reviews 34 medications
   
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Osteoporosis 1 reviews 152 medications
   
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Summary of Estradiol reviews 175 reviews 7.4

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Estradot 100 (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Have been on this patch and mirena coil now for about 18 months, fabulous, fabulous is not praise enough. Still get very rare flush but it does not last more than a minute and is not bothersome. Cannot live without it!!!"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 22, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Just started the 1mg estradiol patch, at age 46. Post hysterectomy. Has anyone had abdominal pain from it?"

   
5.0

Afdmommy September 18, 2017

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For Hypoestrogenism: "The gyno put me on 8 mg estradiol for 3 days, then 4 mg which quickly brought my non existent estradiol levels back to normal and stopped the horrible joint pains and anxiety. I had to lower the dose to 2 mg and even that is making me very, very tired. It also caused muscle atrophy! I used to be very lean and athletic now my body is soft and fatty. But....I sleep better and feel very relaxed. I'm 40 years old - and my hypothalamus doesn't make enough hormones. In addition I take 50 mcg vaginal tablet once a week - it shrank my clitoris! I also take a small dose of testosterone but the estradiol seems to overpower that. My libido is still gone."

   
5.0

Acctgirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I've been using the estradiol patch for about a year. I just went from 0.025/mg weekly to 0.025/mg twice weekly. I have gotten several different forms (large round, regular clear, small clear) of the patch and have never had a problem with patches not adhering to my skin. The adhesive residue comes off with cotton ball and alcohol. You CANNOT use any lotion, cream or oil on the area where the patch is used. I did have to increase my dose because my symptoms took a spike, but the patch works well once about two weeks after starting."

   
10

astargzr (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 28, 2017

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Estradiol Patch (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I would NOT recommend this patch to anyone. The company has printed in black ink the product name on the patch itself, which is beyond dumb!! The glue leaves huge circle on your underwear that will not come off. The glue leaves circles on your skin when the patch is removed, which is almost impossible to come off. I used Vivelle before and had none of these problems, plus the patch was half the size as this product. Insurance said this product was a generic and would no longer pay for the Vivelle."

   
10

Anonymous August 18, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I am 60 years old and have been using Climara 50 patches since 2008 (9 years). It has definitely relieved the night sweats and the constant anxiety feeling. I have tried a couple of times to go on a half dose but the symptoms resume, but I will try again. I have never had problems with the patch itself. The edge can be a little sticky when I put it on, but I always wipe a smear of talcum powder around it to prevent it sticking to my clothes. I now have a serious hearing problem (not resolved) so of course I'm concerned that it may be connected with this medication, but six years ago I had a massive amount of antibiotics for a staph infection following surgery, so of course this could be the cause."

   
10

DeJo August 18, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Osteoporosis: "I have been using these patches for over 2 yrs with good success. My only problem is getting the backing off the patches. The plastic will not release easily resulting in torn and stretches patches. I cannot get a spare as this is a prescription. I get only 4 a month so I cannot keep dealing with this problem. I had no problem with this using combo patch. It was just more expensive."

   
4.0

ICPT August 14, 2017

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Vivelle-Dot (estradiol) for Oophorectomy: "I had a complete hysterectomy but this gave me no relief of hot flashes at all. I feel tired all the time and gained 10 lbs. I have been using the Vivelle Dot .05 mg patches for months and thought I would be feeling better by now. Going back to the Dr to get something else because these patches are useless."

   
1.0

midwestbeth August 10, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I have been using the .45/15 patch for 30 years and feel great. I am 75 and I am strong, work out and look good. Compared to other women my age, no one can guess my age. I attribute my bone strength, cardio vascular health and overall wellbeing to Climara. I know that there may be issues for some women but for me, it has been a lifesaver."

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) August 5, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I've been on the Climara Pro patch for two weeks now and already notice a marked decrease in hot flashes and mood swings. The night sweats and sleeplessness continue but I'm hoping that, too, will soon improve. My only and biggest complaint with this product is the next to impossible to remove plastic backing! It simply refuses to come off easily! Every time I've had to change the patch has been a battle. I end up with a patch that is torn on the edges, has holes in the middle, and I'm supposed to be able to stick it to my skin in that condition. And it's not like I can just toss it out and start over with another patch. Not at those prices!! There has to be a better way."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Does not stay adhered to skin, so I'd have to say it is a failure."

   
4.0

Anonymous July 28, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I was first placed in the generic estridol patch made be Mylan and suffered with theses horrible patches for 3 months until my Dr agreed to place me on the brand name. First of all I had very little relief from my symptoms due to the genetic bullseye (it's approx 2 inches round) falling off! The adhesion is subpar therefore I was not receiving adequate efficacy from this product. I used tegaderm and even waterproof medical tape to keep the patches on but doing so caused skin tears and irritation. I just started the new Brand this week and I am hoping for better results. It is much smaller and hasn't washed off on Day 2 yet."

   
1.0

GigiCC July 19, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "My insurance company made me change from the patches I was using to these. I guess you get what you pay for. I used the other brand for 2 years with no problems. These Estradiol patches keep falling off!! I guess it's OK since the insurance company saved some money. Calling the insurance company now!"

   
1.0

I hate this brand! July 14, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I love how immediate the relief was upon 1st patch. But I can not for the life of me get the backing off well at all resulting in a stretched patch each time. This, in turn, results in failed adhesion. I've burned thru several patches because I CAN NOT get the back off!! Have been researching and can't get this small (but important) bit of info. Any ideas anyone? I'd give this a 10 if the liner were easier to peel off and patch would stay on. Cocoa"

   
4.0

Cocoa 3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 6, 2017

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For Primary Ovarian Failure: "I am 18 and was diagnosed with Primary Ovarian failure. The patch is ok, but I don't get enough estrogen and have to take an extra pill everyday. At first, I gained weight from taking this estrogen and I got super moody. I have been able to control my mood for the most part, and I don't think I will gain anymore weight. If I forget to put a patch on, my hot flashes get really awful. My periods are now about 4 months apart and the patch was the safest option in case I try to get pregnant. Overall the patch is alright. I would recommend it to women older than me."

   
5.0

BXBXBXBX June 28, 2017

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Estrace (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "The Estrace cream burned me so severely, I have open sores."

   
1.0

SweetSydney (taken for less than 1 month) June 2, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I love it. I don't have any problems at all. I'm so happy my Doctor prescribed this its amazing. I will recommend if your Doctor prescribed to you is excellent."

   
10

Renatita May 30, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Mylan Estrodial .01 patches caused a rash (allergy) "

   
1.0

nherron52 May 28, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms: "For you wonderful ladies that cannot get your patches to stay on which I have found with most brands! One pull up of the trousers and it's disappeared! Or swimming in the bathtub with me. I now use 3M White waterproof medical tape over the patch! NEVER comes off! Spread the word!"

Sniffercat1234 May 27, 2017

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Femring (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I had a total hysterectomy. This was the best and most natural of anything I have used. I've tried creams, pills,bcompound pharmacies. This works the best"

   
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JulesMJ2 May 20, 2017

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Estrace (estradiol) for Hypoestrogenism: "Break into my house, steal EVERYTHING I own. But keep your hands OFF my Estrace."

   
10

Honeygirl9 May 13, 2017

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Estradiol Patch (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Horrible"

   
1.0

Anonymous April 29, 2017

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Estradiol Patch (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I am 56 years old had no energy, gained a lot of weight, woke up sweating at night. Felt terrible. It took me 5 doctors but the last one said it was obviously estrogen deficiency. I have been taking the Mylan 0.05 mg transdermal patch and I feel reborn. I have energy. I'm not hot. I feel great. Only problem is the patches don't stay on. It may force me to change brands or something. They did stay on the first month when the temperatures were cooler but now that it is warmer and I am sweating they are falling off. Plus I exercise a lot which I am sure is contributing to this."

   
10

EC$$ (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 26, 2017

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For Oophorectomy: "I tried the Estradiol (Climara) made by Mylan for all of 45 minutes! First of all, the darn thing is so huge, it would serve better as a coaster for my morning coffee! I'm a small woman and could find no feesible place on my body to put the patch. When I finally settled on a place and put it there, it fell off immediately!! And kept falling off! I finally taped it to me and went to bed. The next morning, it had fallen off even with the tape in place! I never experienced this with Minivelle or Vivelle-Dot! Their glue is incredible! Great! The latter 2 cost a bit more, but it's so worth it!"

   
1.0

Coaster for my coffee April 20, 2017

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Climara (estradiol) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "Day 1 and this patch has folded over itself and isn't sticking ... What a great start !"

   
1.0

Nicky53 April 3, 2017

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