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Active ingredient: estradiol

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an alert on Estradot (estradiol) hormone replacement therapy patches (multiple strengths). The shortage is expected to continue until July 2021. Estradot HRT patches are used for short-term relief of symptoms associated with menopause.

Consumer advice: The size and the frequency of application of transdermal patches vary between brands. If you have been prescribed Estradot 25 or Estradot 100 and you receive a substitute patch, your pharmacist will explain how often to apply the substitute patch.

You can also find information about how often to apply your HRT patch on the label attached by the pharmacist, and in the Consumer Medicine Information leaflet, which is available from your pharmacist or on the TGA website. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.

For more information and the latest updates, see TGA's alert on Shortage of Estradot (estradiol) hormone replacement therapy patches.

The medicines below all contain the following active ingredient: Estradiol.

You can select a medicine from this list to find out more — including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).

Medicines that contain estradiol

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