Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Estradiol transdermal skin patches are used to treat certain symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. This medication is also used to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, or to treat ovarian disorders. Estradiol transdermal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Climara belongs to a class of medicines called estrogen replacement therapy. It is prescribed to help supply the body with estradiol. Estradiol is a type of estrogen, a hormone that is produced by the ovaries. During menopause, the estrogen that is made by the body reduces which allows menopause and its symptoms to start. Getting estrogen back into your system can help minimize the symptoms of menopause.