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Active ingredients: estradiol + norethisterone acetate
What it is used for
For the short-term treatment of symptoms of oestrogen deficiency in menopausal women who have an intact uterus. For prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women with an increased risk of future osteoporotic fractures who are intolerant of, or contraindicated for, other medicinal products approved for the prevention of bone mineral density loss. When prescribed solely for the prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss, therapy should only be prescribed for women who are at high risk of future fracture and who are intolerant of, or contraindicated for non-oestrogen products approved for prevention of bone mineral density loss. Lifestyle modifications and the risk-benefit profile of Estalis Continous should be taken into careful consideration and discussed with the patient to allow the patient to make an informed decision prior to prescribing. Combination HRT should not be used in hysterectomised women because it is not needed in these women and it may increase the risk of breast cancer.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Transdermal.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient estradiol + norethisterone acetate
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
AMS Guide to Equivalent MHT/HRT Doses Australia only - Australasian Menopause Society
Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different MHT/HRT products available in Australia.
Read more on Australasian Menopause Society website