Different Forms of HRT: Esclim

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Contains: estradiol patch

Introduced in 1999, Esclim is an estradiol patch — but one with a key difference: It’s stretchable, which makes it less prone to come off or come unstuck.  It also comes in the widest range of dosages available — from 0.0025 up to 0.1, which makes it easier to find the best dosage for your specific needs.

  • Standard dosage: 0.025, 0.0375, 0.050, 0.075, and 0.1 mg
  • Pros: Stretchable, so a good choice for active women; wide range of doses gives flexibility; as with other patches, easy to use source of continuous estrogen and, for smokers, may be a better source of estrogen than oral forms
  • Cons: as with other patches, may cause skin irritation