Femoston (Dydrogesterone/Estradiol Hemihydrate) is a prescription medication used to help relieve the discomfort many women feel during and after the menopause. Menopause causes unpleasant symptoms such as hot flushes, sleep problems, irritability and depression. Some women may also have problems controlling urine or have vaginal dryness. This medication also helps to prevent osteoporosis which can cause fractures. Femoston is used by women who still have a uterus.
We currently offer the brand Femoston from the United Kingdom by BGP Pharma and Mylan. We also carry the brand Femoston Conti from the United Kingdom by Mylan. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Femoston. The common side effects may include acne, back pain, depression, headache or migraines, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, nausea, painful or swollen breasts, period-like pain, weakness or dizziness, weight gain or weight loss, worsening of epilepsy.
Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if you have any of these serious side effects:
• Changes in vision;
• Difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing blood;
• Numbness or tingling in an arm or leg;
• Pain or tenderness in the abdomen;
• Severe headaches, loss of coordination;
• Signs of a serious allergic reaction;
• Slurred speech;
• Yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark colored urine
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.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Femoston or to other medications, foods, preservatives, or dyes. Also inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of a family history of breast cancer, high blood pressure, liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems, irregular bleeding, spotting from the vagina, and diabetes. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Femoston and other medications such as herbal medications, medications for epilepsy, antibiotics and anti-infectives, and some medications with a narrow therapeutic index. You must stop taking Femoston four weeks before certain types of surgeries, talk to your doctor. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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