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Active ingredients: estradiol
What it is used for
Menopausal symptoms: Short-term treatment of signs and symptoms of oestrogen deficiency due to menopause, whether natural or surgically induced. In women with an intact uterus, oestrogen should always be opposed by progestogen in an adequate dosage regimen to ensure secretory transformation of the endometrium at regular intervals (Refer to CLINICAL TRIALS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). Prevention of post-menopausal bone mineral density loss: Estraderm MX 50, 75 and 100 may be used for prevention of post-menopausal 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 Estraderm MX 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). Combination HRT should not be used in hysterectomised women because it is not needed in these women and it may increase risk of breast cancer.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Transdermal.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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A translucent, colourless system, about 6.1cm in diameter, square, with rounded corners, on an oversized transparent protective liner. The backing film is imprinted with code "CG HKH".
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Hormone replacement therapy - MyDr.com.au
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), now more commonly known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), can reduce troublesome menopause symptoms.
Read more on myDr website
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