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Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch

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Overview

Introduction of Estraderm Transdermal Patch

Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is a medicine used as a part of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause. It may also be used to prevent bone thinning (Osteoporosis) in postmenopausal women.

Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is available in the form of patch, which is applied directly to the skin. Side effects of using this medicine are rare. However, initially, you may feel irritation or itching of the skin in or around the vagina, which usually gets better after few weeks. It is important to inform the doctor if you experience any unusual vaginal bleeding or abnormal vaginal discharge while using this medicine.

Uses of Estraderm Transdermal Patch

Estraderm Transdermal Patch side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Breast pain

How to use Estraderm Transdermal Patch

Use this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Remove the protective liner of the patch. Do not touch the sticky side. With sticky side down, place the patch evenly onto the skin.

How Estraderm Transdermal Patch works

Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is an estrogen (female sex hormone). In women who are undergoing or have attained menopause, it prevents symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings. It also prevents the bones from becoming porous and fragile (osteoporosis).

Estraderm Transdermal Patch related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CAUTION
Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch is not recommended in patients who previously had liver disease and the liver function tests are still not normal.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch as a part of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause.
  • It may also be used for preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk of fractures.
  • It has a lower risk of side effects since lower amount of estrogen is used in patches.
  • Apply it once a week, to a clean, dry, unbroken, non-irritated area of skin below the waist, on the lower back or buttocks. Do not expose it to sunlight.
  • Replace it every 7 days, and apply on a different area of skin to prevent skin irritation.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting, abnormal vaginal discharge or vaginal discomfort while taking Estraderm MX 50 Transdermal Patch.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Estraderm

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I have been told by doctors I have cystitis also simple cyst in right ovary . What should I be doing its been two years I have this issue
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT hormone therapy helps with cysts. Ask your doctor for a hormone replacement.
I am a male to female transsexual and I need Bilateral Orchiectomy at a fair costI am already on hormone replacement therapy for 2 years anti androgen/spirnolactone (Aldactone) and estrodiol valerate progynova, I need to have bilateral orchiectomy at the cheapest option
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi Kindly consult to your nearest doctor
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FAQs

Q. What is Estraderm and what is it used for?

Estraderm is a transdermal patch, which contains a medicine called Estradiol (a female sex hormone). It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face), vaginal dryness in women.  It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and can not take other preventive medicines for osteoporosis.

Q. When and how to take Estraderm?

Take Estraderm as per the advice by your doctor. It is a patch that is applied to the skin. The medicine is released from the patch and absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream.

Q. Where to apply Estraderm?

It is applied to the skin. You can stick the patch on to a hairless area of skin below the waist. You can also use it in the places like buttock, lower back, hip or abdomen. Make sure that the applied site is dry and clean.

Q. What are the most common side effects of using Estraderm?

The common side effects associated with Estraderm are application site reaction (redness, pain or itching), breast pain or tenderness, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, headache, nausea and stomach pain. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor.

Q. What are Estraderm transdermal patches used for?

Estraderm transdermal patch is used to treat dryness, itching, and burning in and around the vagina. It reduces the chances of moderate or severe hot flashes in menopausal women and also reduces the risk of osteoporosis. It also treats certain conditions in which a young woman’s ovaries do not produce enough estrogen naturally.

Q. How should Estraderm transdermal patch be used?

Apply it exactly as advised by your doctor. It should be applied below the panty line and not on breasts or any other area of the body. You can also use it on your buttocks. Wash and dry the area before using. The area should be free of any cuts, bruises, lotions, or creams. When you change your patch, do not put the new one in the same place. To help reduce the chance of skin redness or irritation, wait at least 1 week before you reuse a spot.

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