Estradiol Weekly Transdermal Patch 0.00156 mg/hr (0.037 mg/24 hr)
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- bone strength
- endocrine disorder
- menopausal symptoms
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Avoid placing the patch near the breast.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
This patch should not be cut.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Remove old patch before applying new one. Change the location of the new patch.
Remove the plastic liner that protects the sticky side of the patch before applying to the skin.
Be sure the area of skin is clean and dry before putting on a new patch.
Do not use soap, oils, or alcohol on the area of the skin before applying the patch. Use only water and gently pat dry. Do not rub the skin.
Apply the patch to a clean, dry, hairless area. Avoid skin that is red, scraped, or damaged.
Do not shave the hair. It irritates the skin. If needed, use scissors to cut the hair close to the skin.
Press the patch firmly for a few seconds to make sure it stays in place.
If the patch does not stick, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not cover the patch with bandage or tape unless instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
If the edges of the patch begin to peel up you may tape the edges down with first aid tape. Do not cover the entire patch.
After removing the patch, fold it together and discard it out of reach of children and pets.
Do not dispose of a used patch by flushing it into the toilet.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands after touching patch.
Put the patch on a different area each time. Wait at least one week before using the same location again.
You can bathe, swim or shower while wearing the patch.
Clothing may be worn over the patch.
This medicine may cause dark patches to appear on your face. Avoid sunlight and use sunscreen lotion to minimize further darkening of these skin patches.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Do not use more than 1 patch at any one time.
This medicine may increase the risk of cancer. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks.
This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Ask your doctor how to do a breast self-exam. Check monthly. Report any changes to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about getting a complete physical exam every year while on this medicine.
This medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Patch should be removed before having an MRI scan to avoid serious burns.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- breast pain or swelling
- brown colored patches on the face
- nausea and vomiting
- change in skin color
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- weight gain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- breast lumps
- chest pain
- depression or feeling sad
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- severe or persistent headache
- sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
- shortness of breath
- severe stomach pain that spreads to the back
- symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
- dark urine
- cramping of the uterus or bleeding from the vagina
- vaginal itching or discharge
- blurring or changes of vision
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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