Estradiol (Page 9 of 10)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Estradiol ( ess-tra-DYE-ole) Transdermal System

1. Determine Your Schedule for Your Twice-a-Week Application

Instructions 1

  • Decide upon which 2 days you will change your patch.
  • Your estradiol transdermal system individual carton contains a calendar card printed on its inner flap. Mark the 2-day schedule you plan to follow on your carton’s inner flap.
  • Be consistent.
  • If you forget to change your patch on the correct date, apply a new one as soon as you remember.
  • No matter what day this happens, stick to the schedule you have marked on the inner flap of your carton (your calendar card).
2. Where to Apply Estradiol Transdermal System

Instructions 2

  • Apply patch to a dry area of the skin of the trunk of the body, including the lower abdomen, or buttocks. Avoid the waistline, since clothing may cause the patch to rub off.
  • Do not apply patch to breasts.
  • When changing your patch, based on your twice-a-week schedule, apply your new patch to a different site. Do not apply a new patch to that same area for at least 1 week.
3. Before You Apply Estradiol Transdermal System

Instructions 3

Make sure your skin is:

  • Clean (freshly washed), dry and cool.
  • Free of any powder, oil, moisturizer or lotion.
  • Free of cuts or irritations (rashes or other skin problems).
4. How to Apply Estradiol Transdermal System

Instructions 4a

  • Each patch is individually sealed in a protective pouch.
  • Tear open the pouch at the tear notch (do not use scissors).
  • Remove the patch.
Instructions 4b
  • Apply the patch immediately after removing from the pouch.
  • Holding the patch with the rigid protective liner facing you, remove half of the liner, which covers the sticky surface of the patch.
Instructions 4c
  • Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch with your fingers.
  • Using the other half of the rigid protective liner as a handle, apply the sticky side of the patch to the selected area of the abdomen or buttocks.
Instructions 4d
  • Press the sticky side of the patch firmly into place.
  • Smooth it down.
  • While still holding the sticky side down, fold back the other half of the patch.
Instructions 4e
  • Grasp an edge of the remaining protective liner and gently pull it off.
  • Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch with your fingers.

Instructions 4f

  • Press the entire patch firmly into place with the palm of your hand.
  • Continue to apply pressure, with the palm of your hand over the patch, for approximately 10 seconds.
Instructions 4g
  • Make sure that the patch is properly adhered to your skin.
  • Go over the edges with your finger to ensure good contact around the patch.

Note:

  • Showering will not cause your patch to fall off.
  • If your patch falls off reapply it. If you cannot reapply the patch, apply a new patch to another area and continue to follow your original placement schedule.
  • If you stop using your estradiol transdermal system patch or forget to apply a new patch as scheduled, you may have spotting, or bleeding, and recurrence of symptoms.

5. Throwing Away Your Used Patch

  • When it is time to change your patch, remove the old patch before you apply a new patch.
  • To throw away the patch, fold the sticky side of the patch together, place it in a sturdy child-proof container, and place the container in the trash. Used patches should not be flushed in the toilet.

This Patient Information and Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Distributed by:
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Rev. 03-2018-00

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

0.025 mg/day pouch
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0.025 mg/day carton
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0.0375 mg/day pouch
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0.0375 mg/day carton
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0.05 mg/day pouch
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0.05 mg/day carton
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0.075 mg/day pouch
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