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Brand name: Estalis Continuous 50/140 TM

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

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 at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 30 Months.

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

Visual appearance

An off-white translucent patch with a removable pre-cut liner: 9cm2 round patch.

Do I need a prescription?

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

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