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How do I use an estradiol transdermal system?

An estradiol transdermal system delivers medicine through a "patch" that's attached to and worn on the skin. You replace the patch either once or twice a week. Apply it to smooth, dry skin that's clean but cool (wait a few minutes after a hot bath or shower). You can attach a patch anywhere on the lower abdomen. Some women prefer to attach the patch to their hips or buttocks. Choose a new spot each time you replace a patch to avoid irritating the skin. Wait at least a week before attaching a patch to the same spot on your skin. Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch. Wash your hands after applying. Follow all label instructions.

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