Minivelle Dosage

Generic name: estradiol transdermal (skin patch)
Brand names: Alora, Climara, Estradiol Patch, Menostar, MinivelleVivelle-Dot
Drug class: Estrogens

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  PATCH: 0.025 mg per day, 0.0375 mg per day, 0.05 mg per day, 0.075 mg per day, 0.1 mg per day

Vasomotor sx, mod-severe menopausal

[apply 1 patch 2x/wk]
Start: apply 0.0375 mg patch 2x/wk; Info: attempt D/C q3-6mo, resume if symptoms recur; use lowest effective estrogen dose, shortest effective tx duration; consider adding progestin if intact uterus

Osteoporosis prevention, postmenopausal

[apply 1 patch 2x/wk]
Start: apply 0.025 mg patch 2x/wk; Info: weigh estrogen tx risk/benefit; consider adding progestin if intact uterus

Vulvovaginal atrophy, menopausal

[apply 1 patch 2x/wk]
Start: apply 0.0375 mg patch 2x/wk; Info: not preferred if local sx only; attempt D/C q3-6mo, resume if symptoms recur; use lowest effective estrogen dose, shortest effective tx duration; consider adding progestin if intact uterus

Hypoestrogenism

[apply 1 patch 2x/wk]
Start: apply 0.0375 mg patch 2x/wk; Info: for oopherectomy, hypogonadism, or primary ovarian failure; consider adding progestin if intact uterus

Renal dosing

renal dz: not defined, caution advised
HD/PD: not defined, caution advised

Hepatic dosing

hepatic impairment/dz: contraindicated

SRC: NLM .