Make sure to follow all directions that your doctor and the prescription label provide.
For the best results possible, do not place an estradiol patch on your mouth, nose, or eyes. Those areas may burn when they come into contact with the medication. Instead, before using the patch at all, wash your hands. Then, place the patch on clean, dry, healthy, hair-free skin that’s away from your face, breast, or vagina. Once done, fold the sticky sides of the old patch to each other and wash your hands again afterward.
With each new patch, place it on a different area of your skin.
If you believe you’ve missed a dose of estradiol, you needn’t worry too much. Just take a dose as soon as you’ve realized that you’ve forgotten.
Other forms that estradiol might take include transdermal jelly and spray. Follow your doctor and prescription label’s directions for any form of estradiol.