CLIMARA, MENOSTAR: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Oophorectomy “At the age of 43 I had a complete hysterectomy due to out of control endometriosis. One week after surgery my doctor prescribed Climara and almost 21 years later I’m still using it. I never have hot flashes or any other symptoms of menopause. The patches have occasionally come off but that’s my own fault if I don’t make sure to get it firmly attached. If you rub it on there really well it’ll stay put all week. I don’t ever plan to stop using them. I also skip using my insurance and order them from a Canadian Pharmacy and pay out of pocket. Cost with insurance in the US=$400 per month. Cost from Canada=$40 per month. It’s the exact same thing, manufactured by Bayer.”

Anonymous November 8, 2017

For Postmenopausal Symptoms “Love the way this patch works! It completely halted my hot flashes. I’d give it a 10 but, more often than not, I have a devil of a time getting the backing off. It is very aggravating. At first, I thought I might have gotten a bad batch, but they’re all like that. Once I get it on, it stays on without any problems. Please fix the backing!!”

Marilyn Tiger November 7, 2017

For Postmenopausal Symptoms “I am 60 years old and have been using Climara 50 patches since 2008 (9 years). It has definitely relieved the night sweats and the constant anxiety feeling. I have tried a couple of times to go on a half dose but the symptoms resume, but I will try again. I have never had problems with the patch itself. The edge can be a little sticky when I put it on, but I always wipe a smear of talcum powder around it to prevent it sticking to my clothes. I now have a serious hearing problem (not resolved) so of course I’m concerned that it may be connected with this medication, but six years ago I had a massive amount of antibiotics for a staph infection following surgery, so of course this could be the cause.”

DeJo August 18, 2017

For Osteoporosis “I have been using these patches for over 2 yrs with good success. My only problem is getting the backing off the patches. The plastic will not release easily resulting in torn and stretches patches. I cannot get a spare as this is a prescription. I get only 4 a month so I cannot keep dealing with this problem. I had no problem with this using combo patch. It was just more expensive.”

ICPT August 14, 2017

For Postmenopausal Symptoms “I have been using the .45/15 patch for 30 years and feel great. I am 75 and I am strong, work out and look good.Compared to other women my age, no one can guess my age. I attribute my bone strength, cardio vascular health and overall wellbeing to Climara. I know that there may be issues for some women but for me, it has been a lifesaver.”

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) August 5, 2017

For Postmenopausal Symptoms “I’ve been on the Climara Pro patch for two weeks now and already notice a marked decrease in hot flashes and mood swings. The night sweats and sleeplessness continue but I’m hoping that, too, will soon improve. My only and biggest complaint with this product is the next to impossible to remove plastic backing! It simply refuses to come off easily! Every time I’ve had to change the patch has been a battle. I end up with a patch that is torn on the edges, has holes in the middle, and I’m supposed to be able to stick it to my skin in that condition. And it’s not like I can just toss it out and start over with another patch. Not at those prices!! There has to be a better way.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2017

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