Vivelle-Dot is a transdermal patch that has the estrogen hormone, estradiol. It is available in generic form as estradiol transdermal and belongs to a drug class estrogens. Vivelle-Dot treats moderate to dangerous menopause symptoms like itching, vaginal burning, severe dryness, hot flashes and burning around the vagina. It acts by replacing the natural estrogens in women who do not produce adequate estrogen.
Vivelle-Dot is a female hormone, a form of estrogen that is produced by the ovaries. Estrogen helps in many processes in the body. This drug is used by women in reducing symptoms of menopause such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes.
Women who are not able to produce enough estrogen due to primary ovarian failure and hypogonadism can use Vivelle-Dot. This medication can also be used to treat ovarian disorders or to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis.
When this medication is used in treating symptoms only in and around the vagina, you should consider medications that you apply directly inside the vagina before medications that are taken by mouth.