Evorel Conti Patches (Estradiol Hemihydrate/Norethisterone Acetate) is a prescription patch that can be given as a supplement to replace the falling levels in the body and help reduce the distressing symptoms of menopause. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis in women who have had menopause and likely to have bone problems. This patch replaces oestrogen that is normally released by the ovaries. Evorel Conti belongs to a group of medicines called hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estradiol and Norethisterone are both female hormones. Evorel Conti comes in a memory pack which helps you remember when to change your patches. The hormones are spread evenly in each patch; they pass slowly into your body through the skin.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Evorel Conti Patches from United Kingdom by Janssen-Cilag. There is no generic available for this medication. Evorel Conti Patches is available in the strength of 3.2 mg/11.2 mg patches.
The common side effects may include changes in sex drive, dizziness, fatigue, headache or migraine, leg cramps, premenstrual-like symptoms, redness or itching at the application site and weight changes.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects such as:
• Breast pain, tenderness or enlargement;
• Depression, anxiety or mood changes;
• Gallbladder disease;
• Gut disturbances such as nausea and vomiting;
• Increase in the size of uterine fibroids;
• Vaginal thrush
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Evorel Conti patches if you are allergic to Estradiol or Norethisterone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Women are considered fertile for two years after her last menstrual period if she is under 50 or for one year if over 50. HRT does not provide contraception for women who fall within this group. If you could get pregnant, use a non-hormonal method of contraception.
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