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Prescribed estradiol for my osteoporosis. Was using vivelledot. Both medicines contain progestin?

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My doctor prescribed estradiol 0.5mg for my osteoporosis. I was useing Vivelledot 0.05 about three years ago,that another doctor prescribed. Does both of these meds contain progestin?
Posted Sun, 4 Aug 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 1 hour later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

1. Estradiol is estrogen only
2. Vivelle dot is estradiol in a transdermal form

In other words, they are both estrogen only without any progesterone. If you still have a uterus, you should be on progesterone as well.

I hope that this helps and good luck!
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