User Reviews for Minivelle
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|Summary of Minivelle reviews||7.7||6 reviews|
Reviews for Minivelle
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Using minivelle patches .05 mg. every 5 days and still getting hot flashes every night. I see the dose can be twice weekly. Should I use them more than every 5 days, or less"
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 6, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have a hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. For the first two weeks I was on estrodiL pill 1mg. It was horrible, I cried everyday, was depressed, didn't eat, and didn't feel like me at all I felt like a zombie. I wasn't sleeping and had heart palpitations with hot flushes. My Dr switched me to the patch and I change it twice a week. The patch and pill are like night and night for me. I now feel like myself again and also finally get to sleep. I haven't really had any side effects except for a few headaches the first week. I will stay on this as long as I possibly can. It's working well for me. The pharmacy at first gave me the 15.00 generic patch but I returned it for the minivelle name brand and pay 45."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 25, 2015
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "It took about 5 weeks to start working completely. My gynecologist told me to not give up. After 3 weeks I was still getting hot flashes daily. I continued as prescribed and Zero hot flashes!! No side effects. One year using"
Mauta (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 23, 2015
42 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm sure this works like Vivelle I have been using before. My pharmacy decided to fill my Vivelle with Minivelle but back it went! I only used a few out of the box & immediately called them for my original. The Minivelle does not stick as well, hold up to showers, hot tubs or exercise. I find them stuck in my clothes. At that price I don%u2019t want to waste them. But the biggest thing I hate about it is the LOGO on the patch. I don%u2019t need nor want a LOGO. The Vivelle was clear & stayed on. Minivelle is gray & obvious. What%u2019s the use of being smaller if it%u2019s more obvious & falls off. Back it went!"
joann7283 March 18, 2014
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "Gained weight and joint pain"
Susan Grady January 28, 2014
67 users found this comment helpful.
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "It has been 5 days into my dose of Minivelle. My hot flashes reduced drastically, however, the very next day I developed severe arthritis in my knees. It took me until today to realize this could be a side effect. After reading- it is. I have discontinued the patch and hopefully my knees will get better."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 11, 2013
48 users found this comment helpful.
For Postmenopausal Symptoms "I have had a great experience with the Minivelle patch. I was suffering with many, many, hot flashes a day and night sweats that left me drenched! I am down to a handful of flashes a day and the night sweats are gone!"
caligirl52 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2013
41 users found this comment helpful.
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