Estradot Patches (25, 50, 75 & 100)

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FAQ

What exactly is Estradot?

Estradot is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) patch that is applied to the skin and is used by postmenopausal women who have had their last natural period for at least 12 months. Women begin to produce less oestrogen during menopause, which can cause symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings, and insomnia. Estradot patches can help alleviate these symptoms.

Estradot is an oestrogen-only HRT that should be used only by women who have had a hysterectomy or are taking a separate progesterone supplement (or have a Mirena coil fitted).

Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis – brittle bones – after menopause. If your doctor believes you are at a higher risk of fractures, you may be prescribed Estradot patches to help prevent the development of osteoporosis.

Estradot patches can only be ordered online by women who have had their doctor initiate them, have had a recent review, and are up to date on their required screening.

Symptoms of menopause

Women’s ovaries produce less oestrogen as they age. This hormonal imbalance can cause a variety of unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms, including:

Insomnia
Flushes of heat
Swings in mood
Osteoporosis
Sweating excessively
Vaginal, mouth, or eye dryness

Estradot patche works by restoring the body’s hormonal balance, thereby reducing or preventing menopausal symptoms. Because the patches are oestrogen-only (not combined with progestogen), they are better suited to women who have had hysterectomy.

Dosage recommendations

Estradot patches are available in four strengths: 25, 50, 75, and 100 micrograms. When they are first prescribed to you, your GP or consultant will determine the strength you should use. Unless otherwise directed, the standard dose is one fresh patch twice a week. Never exceed your doctor’s recommendations.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of HRT

As with any medication, there are advantages and disadvantages to using HRT. If you are unsure, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Pros:

Relieves menopausal symptoms
There was no discernible impact on overall health or quality of life.
It has the potential to be used to prevent osteoporosis.

Cons:

If you have had blood clots, heart disease, stroke, or breast cancer, this product is not for you.
May aggravate pre-existing heart conditions; may cause headaches, nausea, and breast tenderness;

The Advantages of HRT Patches

What distinguishes HRT patches from tablets and gels? The benefits of using the patch are not significantly different from those of taking HRT in tablet form, so it comes down to personal preference. The patch and gel contain hormones that are absorbed through the skin, allowing you to receive hormone replacement without taking tablets or gel by mouth. Some doctors believe that hormones should be absorbed through the skin rather than the liver.

Estradot patches contain only oestrogen and not a combination of oestrogen and progesterone, so they should only be used in conjunction with progesterone or by women who have had a hysterectomy. This is due to the fact that oestrogen-only HRT has been linked to an increased risk of endometrial cancer.

Estradot patches are “very strong and stick well,” according to HRT patch reviews, and they are smaller than most other HRT patches.

Weight gain and HRT patches

While some believe that HRT causes weight gain in women, research indicates that this is not the case. After menopause, women are more likely to gain weight on their stomach than on their hips and thighs; HRT may help women lose this unwanted fat.

Estradot cautions

HRT, whether in the form of tablets or patches, carries risks that should be considered before beginning treatment. You will be asked about your personal and family medical history during your online consultation. You should see your doctor for regular check-ups and breast screenings after you begin treatment.

Estradot should not be used if you have ever had:

Porphyria
A clot in the blood
Disease of the Liver
Cancer of the breast
Hyperplasia of the endometrium
Cancer caused by oestrogen
Unknown cause of vaginal bleeding

If any of the above symptoms appear for the first time while taking Estradot, discontinue use.

Furthermore, stop using Estradot and consult a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Migraine-like headaches and jaundice
Blood pressure has risen (symptoms include headaches, tiredness, dizziness)
Symptoms of a blood clot (painful swelling and redness of the legs, sudden chest pain, difficulty breathing)

Estradot should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It should be noted that Estradot is only for postmenopausal women. If you become pregnant, discontinue Estradot and consult your doctor.

Estradot patch application instructions

Estradot patches should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist – consult them if you’re unsure. You will be given the lowest effective dose possible to treat your symptoms for the shortest amount of time possible.

You can begin using the patches right away if you’ve never used oestrogen patches or tablets before. If you’re transitioning from a combined HRT treatment, you should begin wearing the patches the day after your previous cycle ends.

Estradot patches should be changed twice a week. You’ll find a calendar checklist on the back to help you stay on track. Each patch should be worn indefinitely until replaced. If the patch has been properly applied, bathing, swimming, showering, or exercising should not affect it.

Place the patch on your lower abdomen, just below your waistline. They should not be used on or near the breasts. Apply your patch to a new area each time you change it. Before applying, make sure your skin is clean, undamaged, and free of powders, oils, and moisturisers.

Ingredients of Estradot

Estradot patches contain varying levels of estradiol depending on the strength prescribed (hemihydrate). Other ingredients include:

Adhesive acrylic
Adhesive silicone
Oleyl acetate
Povidone (dipropylene glycol) (E1201)

Allergen warning: Estradot may contain soy protein, according to the manufacturer.

Effects of Estradot

Not everyone who uses Estradot patches will experience side effects. Those who do, approximately one in ten, will almost certainly encounter one of the following:

Headache
Breast discomfort
Irritation of the skin
Menstrual cramps
Menstrual irregularities

It should be noted that the following diseases are more common in women who use HRT:

Breast cancer and stroke

Cardiovascular disease
Cancer of the ovaries
Cancer or endometrial hyperplasia?
Memory lapses (if over the age of 65)

Stop using Estradot and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms while using HRT patches:

Jaundice
Periods of pain
Breast alterations
Breathing difficulties
Acute chest pain
Migraine attacks
Leg swelling and redness that is painful
Vaginal bleeding or spotting that is not expected
Pain in your chest that spreads to your arm or neck

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