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User Reviews for Estraderm

Estraderm has an average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 24 ratings on Drugs.com. 14% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 68% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Postmenopausal Symptoms  
3.3
23 reviews 157 medications
Hypoestrogenism  
1.0
1 reviews 37 medications
Summary of Estraderm reviews 3.2 24 reviews

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Reviews for Estraderm

Shaz · Taken for less than 1 month · August 15, 2021

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Absolutely awful. This patch comes off after 24hrs and it’s meant to stay on for 3 days! I’ve had different brands of patches and they’ve been great. How this made it to the market I don’t know"

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · September 2, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Estraderm MX 25 These patches are terrible. They don’t adhere to the skin ! After one day it comes off. I normally take Estradot 25 but it is sold out across the state and unavailable!!! Not impressed..... and I’ve been getting Hot flushes again....."

2 / 10
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Unhappy ☹️ · Taken for less than 1 month · September 9, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "This patch is not the same as their competitor. They ran out of my usual brand. So I have been on Estroderm for 2 weeks, I am bleeding, my anxiety is through the roof. I am exhausted. All the symptoms I had before starting the Oestrogen patch . So who knows what is in this patch ."

1 / 10
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Bobbi · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 11, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Estraderm MX 50, Norgine product. I had to replace it every other day, instead every 3,5 days, because the glue is very weak and the patch doesn’t stick to the skin for very long. Otherwise worked well."

1 / 10
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Jmc · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 13, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Absolutely awful patches for sticking. I went through 3 in 24 Hours, in total I used 8 patches in an 11 day period. Told by Boots the chemist that they are often having complaints about these patches sticking. So why use them? Told to stick plasters over the top to make them stick. Surely the company can do something about it."

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · October 25, 2020

For Hypoestrogenism "I agree with all of the comments. Estraderm is not a good replacement for Estradot. It is like wearing clingwrap with stickytape or even cellophane as it crinkles when l walk. You would have to have the backside of an elephant to move this 'patch' (can it be called a patch when it is so big?) every few days. It does not stay on in tropical humidity and heat. I feel better for venting but don't see any other options at this time. I take Estraderm for Lack of estrogen due to radiation"

1 / 10
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Sally · Taken for less than 1 month · March 8, 2018

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Only been on this patch for 2 weeks. Terrible heart palpitations and it raised my controlled blood pressure to the stage of doubling bp medication. I have had sore hips and pains thru body and weight gain already and itchy skin and constipation. So have ripped that patch off. Will do this menopause thing naturally."

5 / 10
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Salimali · Taken for less than 1 month · August 26, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Horrible! Like having a cheap crisp packet stuck on your skin - except they don’t stick! Crinkly - sounds like you’re wearing a nappy! Itchy, uncomfortable and pathetic adhesion. Not sure if the actually help with symptoms as my anxiety and rages are raised by the awfulness of using these patches! No more!"

1 / 10
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nh · Taken for less than 1 month · July 31, 2019

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Within 48 hours of putting on the patch at .05mg/day my blood pressure went up, I had head pounding, anxiety and headache for 24 hours. I waited another 24 hours and removed it. Between 4-6 hours and my symptoms had completely abated."

4 / 10
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Englishgirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 3, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Excellent for me. Not sure why people saying they don't stick as I have no problems at all and actually find them sticky when trying to take them off! Another person said they are large?? Mine are only 1inch square so quite small and invisible when stuck down. My symptoms improved dramatically within 2 weeks of use. The only side effect I've had is sore boobs but pretty much like premenstrual painful breasts so I guess that's because they are working. So glad to be on them"

10 / 10
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Suz · September 24, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Don't think its for me. I felt ok the first few days then the patch started to make me itch and wouldn't stick properly anyway. Then 4 days in I got headache, body aches and anxiety. They want me to stick it out for another 10 days, That is very unlikely to happen at this point. I think Ill try other options."

3 / 10
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sajnos01 · Taken for less than 1 month · February 18, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I'm switching from gel to patches and estradot was out of stock so I was prescribed Estraderm instead. My heart started racing about 15-20 minutes after I put on the patch, but eventually calmed down, and now I feel fine. However, I'm very disappointed in the adhesion of the patch - it just doesn't stick. It lasted one day, then started to come loose on the second day. I have tried to hold it in place using using mepore tape, but it seems silly to have to do that. My skin was clean, no lotion, normal activities, but didn't even hold as well as a bandaid. Will be looking for an alternative as soon as it's available."

1 / 10
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Susan · Taken for less than 1 month · October 4, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I started using Estraderm 3 weeks ago. I had to start on this as my regular brand patch is unavailable until July 2021. Within a few days I had raised blood pressure that was previously well treated and then suffered a severe migraine with aura, something I have not experienced in years. Not sure the patch was to blame I continued to use this. Now on my 3rd 'weekly' patch and in each instance I've experienced another severe migraine with aura. Have now removed the patch again and will not use this brand"

3 / 10
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Annie · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 24, 2021

"Was given these as Oestrogel didn't seem to absorb. They are huge, crinkly and only last 48 hrs before falling off, but my symptoms are better controlled than on the gel so for now Im sticking even though theyre not!"

5 / 10
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Lynn · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 18, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Have recently been prescribed this as Evorel patches are in short supply . These patches are of a larger circumference and the adhesive is much poorer . To date the maximum I have got out of a patch is 48 hours and even then it’s usually hanging by a thread . It says it all to me that the patch leaves absolutely no residue on my skin where the Evorel did and I had to remove it with baby oil . Ironically one of my biggest menopausal side effect is anxiety and , I’m now stressing every time I put a patch on . I’ve asked for a review of my HRT medication and I’m going to ask to be put on the oral only medication . I can’t be doing with the stress ."

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Gess · Taken for less than 1 month · December 17, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Has anyone experienced that Estraderm patch does not stick to the skin, its driving me crazy. Even though I clean the skin with medical swap wipes wait for the area to dry and it still doesn't stick."

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Runnicus · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 17, 2020

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Avoid these patches if possible. The adhesion is very poor. If you do not have smooth, firm flesh, they will drop off within 2 or 3 days. They are a waste of time."

2 / 10
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England 65 · November 8, 2021

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have only just started using these and can not get a patch to stay on for more than a day and I have followed instructions to the letter awful product"

1 / 10
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FireFlyPrincess · Taken for 1 to 2 years · April 23, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Absolutely LOVE this patch. It’s the best. I’ve tried other patches, gel and spray and nothing hits the mark like this patch. Thank you Norgine Pharmaceuticals. Xxx"

10 / 10
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zaenyche · December 11, 2009

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I had very good results. It's great."

10 / 10
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Lealeaaaaa · Taken for less than 1 month · August 1, 2015

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "This caused severe headaches sore breast and emotional outbursts. Rather have flushes"

1 / 10
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Lynx · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 24, 2021

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Patches don’t stay on and cause a reaction around the perimeter of the patch. Made of hard uncomfortable plastic that is not skin friendly. However the oestrogen works when the patch stays on."

6 / 10
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Debs · Taken for less than 1 month · March 25, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Absolutely fabulous! Used Estriadot - shortage. Used Evorel - not good - now this -good all round on MX 100, Hot flushes gone. Initially a headache, eased off. I hope I can stay on this."

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Chathamgirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 22, 2021

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Estraderm MX75 These patches have to be replaced every two days as the glue is weak and they just fall off. I do not recommend this product. There are other products that work as advertised."

2 / 10
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Estraderm 25 · Taken for less than 1 month · March 13, 2022

For Postmenopausal Symptoms "This patch was awful, it gave me palpitations, I felt extremely irritable and crying constantly."

1 / 10
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