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Brand name: Femoston 2/10 TM

Active ingredients: estradiol, estradiol + dydrogesterone

What it is used for

Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT) in oestrogen deficiency associated with natural or artificial menopause in women with an intact uterus. Prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women. For initiation and continuation of treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration should be used with the goal being short term use (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and CLINICAL TRIALS). When prescribed solely for the prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women, 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 osteoporosis. Life style modifications and the risk benefit profile of FEMOSTON should be taken into careful consideration and discussed with the patient, to allow the patient to make an informed decision prior to prescribing( See PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, film coated

Round, biconvex, brick-red film-coated tablet, bearing the inscription "379" on one side.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, film coated

Round, biconvex, yellow, film-coated tablet, bearing the inscription "379" on one side.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredients: estradiol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of these medicines during pregnancy.

For the active ingredients: estradiol + dydrogesterone

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