Buy Estradot Patches Online in the UK
Estradot (Estradiol) Patch is used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estradot is a stick-on patch containing the active ingredient estradiol. The patches are used short-term for the treatment of menopause symptoms. It is advised by healthcare professionals that any form of HRT is not used as long-term maintenance for your health generally or to prevent dementia or heart disease.
Estradot should not be used as a form of birth control and will not restore fertility.
How Estradot Patches work
Estradiol is the same natural hormone as oestrogen, which is produced by your ovaries before menopause. Menopause happens naturally to women between the ages of 45 and 55, however, it could happen sooner if the ovaries are surgically removed, for example, as a result of a hysterectomy.
Your body will produce much less oestrogen than it did before menopause and this could result in experiencing some unpleasant symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats, depression and irritability. Many women also experience issues with discomfort during or after sex caused by vaginal dryness. This can be relieved with hormone replacement therapy.
Estradot works by releasing oestradiol into the body in the same controlled manner as your ovaries were before. The benefit of the patch is that the medicine is applied directly to the skin, which quickly absorbs through to the bloodstream. As it is applied locally, a much lower dose of oestrogen is needed to be as effective as oral tablets. Another benefit of the Estradot patches in comparison to oral tablets is that the medication will not be passed through your stomach or liver which reduces the chances of getting any severe side effects.
Always use this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Please read the patient information leaflet before use.
Apply ONE patch to lower abdomen, the patch should be replaced twice a week.
Please read the patient information leaflet before using this medication.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects although not everyone experiences them. If you experience any of the side effects listed in the patient information leaflet or not listed please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Very common, may affect more than 1 in 10 people:
Headache, skin reactions at the patch application site (including irritation, burning, rash, dryness, bleeding, bruising, inflammation, swelling, skin pigmentation, hives, and blisters), breast tension and pain, menstrual pains, and menstrual disorder.
Common, may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
Depression, nervousness, mood changes, sleeplessness, nausea (feeling sick), indigestion, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloated feeling, acne, rash, dry skin, itching, breast enlargement, heavy menstrual periods, a white or yellowish discharge from the vagina, irregular vaginal bleeding, severe uterine contractions, inflammation of the vagina, abnormal growth of the womb lining (endometrial hyperplasia), pain (e.g. back pain, arms, legs, wrists, ankles), weakness, fluid retention (oedema) in the extremities (hands and feet), weight changes.
Uncommon, may affect up to 1 in 100 people:
Migraine, dizziness, increase in blood pressure, vomiting (being sick), skin discolouration, impaired liver function tests.
Rare, may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people:
Tingling or numbness of hands and feet, blood clots, gallstones, hair loss, muscular weakness, benign smooth muscle growth in the uterus, cysts close to uterine tubes, polyps (small growths) in the uterine cervix (neck of the womb), changes in sexual desire, allergic reactions such as rash.
Very rare, may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people:
Hives, signs of a serious allergic reaction (including difficulties to breath; swelling of face, tongue, throat or skin; dizziness and hives), decreased carbohydrate tolerance, involuntary movements which may affect the eyes, head and neck, contact lens discomfort, severe skin lesions, excessive hair growth.
Please give your doctor a complete medical history to ensure the appropriate medication is prescribed.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store below 25 degrees celcius.