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Vivelle-Dot

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5.1  Effectiveness
7.3  Side Effects
6.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Vivelle-Dot side effects and 5 Vivelle-Dot benefits.

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Effectiveness of Vivelle-Dot by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Vivelle-Dot, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 2.8% 5.6% 75% 8.3% 8.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.9% 5.7% 80% 11.4% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.9% 82.9% 14.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 5.7% 91.4% 2.9% 0%
Confidence 5.7% 5.7% 68.6% 8.6% 11.4%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.9% 5.7% 80% 8.6% 2.9%
Digestion 2.9% 2.9% 68.6% 17.1% 8.6%
Emotional Well-being 5.6% 5.6% 47.2% 33.3% 8.3%
Energy 0% 17.1% 51.4% 22.9% 8.6%
Eyesight 0% 5.7% 57.1% 25.7% 11.4%
Memory 2.8% 8.3% 66.7% 19.4% 2.8%
Mental Clarity 2.8% 8.3% 72.2% 13.9% 2.8%
Pain 2.9% 8.6% 74.3% 11.4% 2.9%
Patience 5.6% 8.3% 52.8% 27.8% 5.6%
Sexual Health 5.6% 11.1% 47.2% 19.4% 16.7%
Skin Complexion 0% 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Sleep 0% 22.2% 47.2% 22.2% 8.3%
Stress Level 2.8% 8.3% 55.6% 22.2% 11.1%
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Commonly Reported Vivelle-Dot Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 86.7% 6.7% 3.3% 3.3% 0%
Anxiety 52% 12% 16% 16% 4%
Bleeding 90% 3.3% 6.7% 0% 0%
Bloating 55.6% 22.2% 0% 22.2% 0%
Blurred Vision 40% 8% 28% 8% 16%
Breast Tenderness 25.8% 29% 16.1% 12.9% 16.1%
Breathing Difficulties 88% 4% 8% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 25.8% 12.9% 19.4% 29% 12.9%
Cold Symptoms 64% 16% 12% 8% 0%
Confusion 60% 16% 24% 0% 0%
Depression 64% 8% 20% 4% 4%
Diarrhea 76% 4% 4% 4% 12%
Dizziness 58.8% 23.5% 11.8% 5.9% 0%
Drowsiness 64% 16% 12% 8% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 43.3% 26.7% 16.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Fatigue 48.5% 21.2% 15.2% 9.1% 6.1%
Fever 84% 8% 8% 0% 0%
Gas 44% 32% 12% 12% 0%
Headache 54.5% 15.2% 21.2% 9.1% 0%
Insomnia 48% 12% 20% 12% 8%
Irregular Heartbeat 76% 8% 12% 0% 4%
Itching 73.3% 13.3% 6.7% 6.7% 0%
Mood Swings 63.6% 18.2% 0% 15.2% 3%
Muscle Cramping 60% 20% 8% 12% 0%
Nausea 83.3% 10% 3.3% 3.3% 0%
Pre-Menstrual Stress (PMS) 86.7% 6.7% 3.3% 3.3% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 84% 8% 4% 4% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 80% 0% 0% 8% 12%
Stomach Ache 56% 12% 24% 4% 4%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 73.3% 10% 10% 0% 6.7%
Vaginal Discharge 73.3% 6.7% 16.7% 3.3% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Vivelle-Dot Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Gall Bladder Disease 93.3% 0% 0% 0% 6.7%
Heart Disease 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Vivelle-Dot
Since taking Vivelle-Dot Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.8%
Blindness 0.4%
Fall 1.3%
Hospitalization 0.8%
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User Comments about Vivelle-Dot
29 Oct 2012 So hard to pin point whether some of my symptoms are a reflection of life's difficulties and hardships. Or even other medical conditions. Also want to point out abdominal cramping.
   —Posted by NoL
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13 Sep 2012 At first this was a wonderful drug, but I increased the does from .05 to .075 and after 6 months I am having mostly nerve issues. I have been tested for Parkinsons' MS, and have been seeing a Chiropractor for 3 months. I accidently ran out of the dots on vacation and guess what... after a few days I felt better. But all the typical menopausal symtoms returned, so back to the dot, but with a lower dosage.
   —Posted by Sunshine
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23 Aug 2012 I don't mind taking this drug, but I am concerned about my weight gain that I can't seem to lose excersizing 4 nights a week, and watching what I eat. My neck is even getting fatter! I have shortness of breath at time, tired a lot, and dizzy spells on occasion. the response I get is welcome to old age! I am only 44! That is not old yet! This does help with vaginal dryness, and sex is more enjoyable since my surgery. I also feel better overall except for the above mentioned problems/side effects.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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08 Aug 2012 I have been on Vivelle-Dot for about a year. I have gained over 15 pounds! I have tried juicing, dieting and healthy diet but can't lose not a pound! I have done light excersize due to my back but no weight loss. My hot flashes are gone but I have had breakthrough bleeding, breast swollen, almost a whole size! After researching the long term side effects, gallbladder, pancreas and cancers, I have taken myself off the patch. I've been of one month and just feel better although my appetite is still the same. I will live with the hot flashes and give up the other nasty side effects and hopefully be able to lose weight on a plant based diet! If I was given the choice again, I would not use the patch.
   —Posted by Lisa
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30 Apr 2012 Severe diarrhea and blurry vision
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