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Brand name: Climara TM

Active ingredients: estradiol

What it is used for

OTHER CONDITIONS: Do not remove from primary pack except for immediate use. INDICATIONS: For short term treatment of signs and symptoms of oestrogen deficiency due to the menopause, whether natural or surgically induced. Oestradiol prevents the accelerated loss of bone density due to oestrogen deficiency and may be used for the prevention of post menopausal bone mineral density loss. In women with an intact uterus, oestrogen should always be opposed by a progestogen in an adequate dosage regimen to ensure secretory transformation of the endometrium at regular intervals.,For short term treatment of signs and symptoms of oestrogen deficiency due to the menopause, whether natural or surgically induced. For the prevention of post menopausal bone mineral density loss. When prescribed solely for the prevention of post menopausal bone mineral density loss, therapy should only be prescribed for women who are at high risk of osteoporosis and future fracture and who, are intolerant of, or contraindicated for non-oestrogen products approved for prevention of osteoporosis. Lifestyle modifications and the risk benefit profile of CLIMARA 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 sections). In women with an intact uterus, oestrogen should always be opposed by a progestogen in an adequate dosage regimen to ensure secretory transformation of the endometrium at regular intervals.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Transdermal
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Oval patch consisting pressure sensitive acrylate adhesive/drug matrix, in which active ingredient is incorporated, covered with outer polyethylene backing layer. Patch mounted split release liner.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient estradiol

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.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

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