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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I read through many of the comments - and I could NOT agree more about the Mylan patches. I stopped using them years ago for the same reason: too big, skin reaction, and they just didn't adhere to the skin. I had received such a poor quality supply, I wrote directly to the manufacture. They did send me a refund check for two of the three months I requested. AT this point I found Alvogen brand. This has been the best estrogen patch ever- however, I just went to refill at WalMart and they said that Alvogen was no longer available for shipment to them. Was told it was discontinued being sent to WalMart. CVS did have some of what I needed on the shelf for now. I am doing some research to find out what is happening."

   
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Ramona (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 18, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "My new doctor switched me to this massive thick sponge from Depo Estradiol that I had been using successfully for years. I now have constant asthma, and horrible hot flashes, can't sleep. and am exhausted all the time. I took it off last night and low and behold for the first time in a month I woke up without asthma! The Depo never gave me asthma. As an aside, when I opened the first one, I honestly could not believe what I was seeing. It is ridiculous. Thick, huge ugly. It really is at the dumbest cheapest hunk of garbage out there. Mylan, you can do better!!"

   
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CoCo (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "I was on the Alvagen patch. Worked like a charm. This past week, my plan/pharmacist switched me to the mongo, tangerine-sized Mylan Estradiol patch. Mylan? All other dysfunctional aspects aside...who would want to wear that thick, monster patch on their skin all day? As it turns out, I'm also really allergic to whatever material gives the Mylan patch such bulk & heft. My skin flared within a day -- and the red, itchy rash lasted a full week, even after I pulled that sucker off. And I reckon that this didn't do much to deliver my estrogen fix, either... Earlier reviewers pointed out that clearly a dude must have devised the Mylan patch, and I can't disagree. A flaming misogynist, I suspect. :) Avoid."

MoMom (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "I cannot believe how terrible this patch is. I was on the 0.05mg Estradiol Transdermal System by Noven which was incredibly helpful after the removal of my ovaries at age 31. It eased some of the depression, anxiety, and complete lack of energy. My insurance changed and instead of being filled at CVS, now I have to go to Walgreens and this is the new patch. I've been on it 3 days and feeling crazy. It's a large awkward foam patch that flapped off on the second day. The hot flashes all night are back, digestion issues, crying all day, and the emotional volatility. I'm relieved I found that I am not alone and will be attempting to switch to any other brand."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 5, 2019

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"For years I used Minniville, great product no problems. Never had one fall off, ever. Price is outrageous now. Started Mylan Estradiol patchand I don't know if they work, they have never stayed on longer than a day. Been on them 4 weeks. I'm going to Dr to get another prescription of anything else but this rip off."

   
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TX February 1, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "I did great on the previous estradiol patch! This one almost cost me my job! Angry, crying fits, hot flashes, not to mention the stiffness and itching from the patch! I'm so glad to see others have had the same issues! I want my old patches back!!!"

   
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Beth (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2019

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Was on the 2x-weekly .025 Mylan Estradoil patch for the past two years. Worked fine and was a small, clear plastic rectangle. Now my insurance will only pay for the 1x-weekly version which is 4x the size, skin tone only if you are lily white (RACIST), a huge embarrassing disk of what appears to be styrofoam that doesn't stick for the full week (unless I don't shower, swim or sweat), that is so big it either sticks out from my underwear or is under the waistband of my jeans. Obviously it is a man who is the product manager who invented this DISASTER."

   
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Mylan hater (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 25, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "Was on pills from 2002 to 2009 when I had a gallbladder removed - suspected the estrogen pills were involved. Switched to a patch - Vivelle 2/week and did fine until insurance pulled me off in 2018 mid year - switched to Mylan - which DO NOT WORK. Went back on Vivelle and all was fine until my insurance again refused and it is costing me $400+/month so had to go back on Mylan. Started Sunday and by Tuesday having hot flashes and put on a new patch Thursday (Sun/Th schedule) and by afternoon hot flashes were in full force. MYLAN does NOT work."

CeCe (taken for 10 years or more) January 24, 2019

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "These are horrible and at the drug store I heard another women complain. I tried them years ago and they were bigger and worse. They cost a fortune and they fall off with a couple days. They are big and thick and the whole time they are on they itch. For a months worth you are lucky if you get a weeks worth of med. There is a big difference between this and the original brand (which is good). They should be illegal."

   
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Connie January 15, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "This review focuses mainly on the Mylan brand weekly patches as a generic for Climara. They are awful. Cons: They don't stick They don't deliver a consistent dose of estrogen They don't appear to deliver the advertised level of estrogen They are huge They are thick foam They are stiff foam They show underneath your clothes Pros: They seem to be the only available patch in my local market, possibly due to a surplus because they suck and nobody will voluntarily buy them if given a choice so they are easy to find. I have been on Vivelle Dot for 10 years with no issues, but switched to a weekly patch for a smoother delivery. I used the Alvogen brand generic for 2 years with no problems, but was switched to Mylan 12/2018. My first patch fell off in 24 hours. My second patch stuck, but I was experiencing non-stop hot flashes. I decided they sucked and drove 45 minutes to the nearest pharmacy that still had a box of Alvogen brand. My symptoms stopped within an hour."

   
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Entrelac January 11, 2019

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I was on Minivelle patches for 2 years when my insurance decided they would no longer pay for them. I was given the generic by Mylan and it is bigger than the Minivelle patch. It helps some. When I was on the Minevelle patch, I was able to sleep thru the night and did not experience any hot flashes. With the Mylan patch, I do not sleep thru the night and hot flashes are sporadic. My rating is based off of the Mylan brand. I would give Minivelle a 9."

   
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sweetpea (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 8, 2019

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For Oophorectomy "I have been on a Estradiol Patch for 19 years since I had a full hysterectomy and ovaries removed. I have other issues that warrant me to continue to stay on the patch for now. I was lucky the last few years to use the Estradiol Transdermal System 0.05 mg patch from Alvogen filled by CVS pharmacy. Unfortunately my insurance has changed and I have to use Walgreens now. They are filling my prescription with the Estradiol Transdermal System 0.05 mg patch by Mylan. Mylan is the worst! With 19 years experience, it falls off ALL THE TIME! In hot weather, after a shower, just because. I am going to try to find a pharmacy in my network that does not use Mylan brand and see if I can get back to use Alvogens brand. Alvogen is the best by far. Mylan brand should be off the market, it is the WORST!"

   
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Linda Joy (taken for 10 years or more) January 6, 2019

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "This is specifically about the MYLAN generic substitute for the Climara estradiol patch. Let me add mine to the chorus of frustrated voices: this product should be withdrawn by the FDA & insurance should not cover it. It's ineffective due to its defective delivery system. The patch is large, thick and stiff, and the adhesive is poor. I am a daily swimmer. It falls off after 2-3 days and cannot be reattached. The package insert says "may fall off after swimming, saunas, AND SHOWERING!!!" Well thanks a lot! That knowledge cost me $150. The Climara patch, on the other hand, has been extremely effective. Been on it for years. Addressed my volatility and depression and my bone density has not declined in a decade. It's clear, thin, small, flexible, and adheres all week."

   
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True Lotus (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 14, 2018

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For Oophorectomy "I have used this transdermal patch for nearly 3 years after my complete hysterectomy. I have not had any side effects nor have I experienced any menopausal symptoms. These patches are quite large and I would like to see the manufacturer develop a smaller patch. I have only had a few instances where the patch came off on its own but, at the time, I was doing quite a bit of water activities while on a beach vacation. The sticky residue left behind after removing is rather annoying but it helps to use an alcohol swab to get it off. Overall, I have been happy with this patch but would really like it to be much smaller in size."

   
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Annanana (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 13, 2018

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For Oophorectomy "It had already lost it adhesive before I attempted to put it on. When I put it on 1/2 when transparent and the other 1/2 stayed clouded. I was on this for Ovarian / Ovaries removed (oophorectomy). I was a crying mess after day 3. These patches do not work. We called the doctor to get a different kind. I'm sweaty, I'm irritated. Just not good medicine."

   
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AG Happy (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "A BIG zero! I've tried generic Mylan estradiol patches, the Minivelle patches and both I had to increase and increase because the doses never got my levels up, even at the highest dose. Finally went to new doc and am on implanted SottoPelle pellets and its been wonderful all my symptoms are gone and I only have to get new pellets once every 4-6 months. The patches are a waste of time, if you go out in the sun or in a hot tub the patches release a huge dose of the estradiol due to heat then you are stuck with low hormones again before its time to change the patch. It's a constant see-saw effect on your body which can make you feel horrible. Patches are an ineffective way to keep estrogen at a steady level."

   
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JA (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 26, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Poor quality with manufacturing. Product will not stay in without tape!"

   
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S November 4, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Vivelle Dot worked for me for hot flashes, headaches, and general crankiness, but the cost! $144 a month is considerable, and annoying, given what it's made of. BTW, these GoodRX ads do not reflect reality, in that I have taken them to all the pharmacies listed by them, and not once were they worth more then $3.00, and most of the time, nothing at all. I did try Minneville, and Estrodal patches, and neither one did a thing for my symptoms, and every time the pharmacist would tell it "it's the same thing" Quite obviously, the generic is not the same thing."

   
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katie (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 6, 2018

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For Oophorectomy "My insurance only covers the generic patches, The first 2 months of use.They were fine. Then I noticed the patch started to peel up at the corners and the hot flashes were trying to come back. I contacted Mylan since I was due to refill my script, they told me to try the box with the same lot number as before and if I experienced the same issues, to let them know, I contacted Mylan, Mylan contacted the pharmacy and Walgreen told the Mylan rep that they already swapped the lot out for me. Which they didn't. I called and talked to the pharmacist and this issue had happened to multiple customers. But the pharmacist should have verified the patient the box was swapped out, as it was not me. Today I get a letter from Mylan pretty much stating thanks for letting us know, but we don't have a problem. I will not get another refill of Mylan nor ever use another Mylan product. Mylan worked until they didn't, and if you let them know it doesn't. It's you and not their product because they do quality checks."

   
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Sunny side up August 23, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "The Alvogen generic and Climara are the only ones that are good.. Others give the product a bad name If you don't want to get osteoporosis in your 60's and wish to support your skin/ fat distribution, general health. You likely should take a low dose of estadiol as your periods become further apart, or cease.."

   
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Jaylin (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 8, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I was on the brand name Minneville for several years and was fine. However, the genetic equivalent did NOT work for me. It was like I want even wearing it. I'm going back to the brand name."

   
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Tmc (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 25, 2018

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Warning - Itchy/painful I used Estradiol Patch (Sandoz) .025 mg for 2 months changing 2x a week. I also took Progesterone 100 mg daily. I'm 52, perimenopausal & suffer from hot flashes every hr during the night. Within a week the hot flashes disappeared BUT got my period every 9 days lasting 5 days so I only had a break of 3-4 days in between. 2 weeks ago I dropped Progesterone to 14 days a month and periods stopped. Shortly after I started to get very itchy & sore within a day of replacing the patch and the hot flashes came back with a vengeance. I now realize I developed an allergy to the patches and still have 8 rectangle discolored itchy patches that won't go away. I switched to Evamist 2 days ago and hope to get relief soon."

   
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EnglishGal (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2017

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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."

   
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Anonymous August 18, 2017

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For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Horrible"

   
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Anonymous April 29, 2017

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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."

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

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