Evorel Conti Patches
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Fastest delivery available: 12/12/2023
Evorel Conti Patches contain both synthetic estrogen and progesterone that is absorbed slowly through the skin. These patches reduce the risk of developing some cancers for women with an intact uterus compared to some other HRT options.
- Simple patch applied to the skin
- Used for women going through menopause
- UK Registered Service
What Are Evorel Conti Patches?
Evorel Conti patches are a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used to relieve symptoms of menopause. Menopause typically occurs in women aged 45 - 50 years old, as hormone levels drop and significant hormonal changes occur, marking the end of a woman's menstrual cycle.
The treatment is prescribed to women who still have a womb. Evorel Conti is a continuous combined HRT treatment that contains two active ingredients; estradiol and norethisterone. Estradiol is a form of the major female sex hormone oestrogen. Norethisterone is a synthetic form of the progesterone hormone that is important for menstruation and pregnancy.
You might be prescribed Evorel Conti if taking an oestrogen-only HRT such as Evorel risks causing your womb lining to thicken. Adding a progesterone hormone to the oestrogen – in the form of Evorel Conti – helps to shed the womb’s lining and avoid any problems from occurring.
How Does Evorel Conti Work?
Evorel Conti patches supplement the falling levels of oestrogen during menopause. It is an HRT treatment which can relieve unpleasant menopause symptoms such as:
- Night sweats
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching
- Mood swings
- Irregular periods
The norethisterone in Evorel Conti stops your womb lining from thickening, which will lower the risk of problems such as uterine or endometrial cancer.
When stuck to your skin, the patches release estradiol and norethisterone into your bloodstream at a constant rate.
Evorel Conti Patches and Bleeding
Bleeding is a potential side effect of Evorel Conti patches, but the treatment does not normally trigger periods. Some users may experience light vaginal bleeding due to this HRT treatment, and this is usually nothing to be concerned about. Bleeding can occur due to the increased hormone levels caused by the treatment. As your body becomes accustomed to higher hormone levels, this side effect should subside.
If the bleeding carries on for more than a few months, begins after you have been using Evorel Conti patches for a while, or carries on after you have stopped using Evorel Conti patches - you should talk to your doctor.
Femseven Conti vs Evorel Conti
Like Evorel Conti, Femseven Conti patches are a continuous combined HRT treatment. The two brands of patches include similar active ingredients. While Evorel Conti contains estradiol and norethisterone, Femseven Conti contains estradiol and levonorgestrel (which like norethisterone, is a synthetic form of the progesterone hormone). The two treatments work in the same way, relieving unpleasant symptoms of menopause by raising depleted oestrogen levels while reducing the risk of the womb lining thickening.
The main difference between Femseven Conti and Evorel Conti is their strength and the ways they are used. While Evorel Conti patches contain 3.2 mg estradiol and 11.2 mg norethisterone and are applied twice per week, Femseven Conti patches contain 1.5 mg of estradiol and 0.525 mg levonorgestrel and are applied only once per week.
Evorel Conti vs Evorel Sequi
Evorel Sequi is a pack that contains two different types of patches. One is Evorel Conti – the continuous combined HRT treatment that contains estradiol and norethisterone – and the other is Evorel 50 patches, the oestrogen-only continuous HRT treatment that contains estradiol.
Falling into the sequential HRT category of treatments, Evorel Sequi is prescribed for women who are experiencing menopause and have an intact womb. A typical treatment cycle for Evorel Sequi involves applying Evorel 50 patches twice per week for the first two weeks of a four-week period, followed by Evorel Conti patches twice per week for the second two weeks of the period.
Evorel Conti Patches Reviews
Evorel Conti has been cited for numerous benefits online. Users have commented on the way the patches have been effective in reducing mood swings and hot flushes. The treatment has been praised for the way that it helps with sleep and therefore gives users more energy. Online reviewers have even said that Evorel Conti’s ability to prevent symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats has changed their life. While some users reported that the patches started to work almost instantly, others only felt improvement after a few weeks. The common side effects cited include bleeding, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea.
Where Can I Buy Evorel Conti Patches?
Evorel Conti patches are not available to purchase over the counter in the UK. Your suitability for the treatment will need to be assessed by a doctor before you can be issued a prescription. Once your suitability for Evorel Conti patches has been confirmed, you will be able to buy them from an online, high street or supermarket pharmacy.
With Cloud Pharmacy’s online healthcare service, you can buy Evorel Conti patches and have them delivered to your door. You’ll just need to complete a quick consultation with one of our online pharmacists. Once you’ve received your electronic prescription, we can dispense your patches and send them to you in a discreet package with our next day delivery service.
Evorel Conti Patches Dosage
Each Evorel Conti patch contains 3.2 mg estradiol and 11.2 mg norethisterone. You will generally be prescribed Evorel Conti for the shortest amount of time needed to reduce your symptoms. The severity of your symptoms and side effects will also be taken into account.
How Long Does Evorel Conti Take To Work?
As with all HRT treatments, it may be a while before you begin to feel an improvement in your symptoms after starting to take Evorel Conti. Symptoms should begin to subside after a few weeks. After two to three months, you should feel the full benefit of the treatment.
Evorel Conti patches should be worn continuously, and you shouldn’t stop wearing them unless advised to do so by your doctor. Stopping HRT treatment in the middle of your treatment cycle can cause a dramatic drop in hormone levels, which may result in the re-emergence of menopause symptoms.
How to Apply Evorel Conti Patches
Evorel Conti patches are applied twice per week. They should remain on your skin continuously. After you remove a patch from the wrapper, apply it on your skin straight away. Apply pressure to the patch to ensure it is securely stuck to your skin. Put your Evorel Conti on a clean and dry patch of skin, in a different position from your previous patch. A hairless area beneath the waist is ideal. Women may prefer to place the patch on their thighs or bottom. Don’t leave an interval between patches.
The patches should be changed on the same two days every week. If you find that the glue or gum from the patches remains on your skin after removal, try using baby oil to clean off the residue. Avoid placing the patches on or around your breasts or underneath elasticated parts of clothing. Don’t put the patches on top of cuts, or any part of the skin which is irritated, such as areas where there are spots. You shouldn’t apply products such as moisturiser, cream or talcum powder before applying the patches.
Can You Cut Evorel Conti Patches in Half?
If your doctor has recommended using a lower dose of Evorel Conti patches, you can reduce the strength of the patches by cutting them into halves (or a smaller size). Don’t reduce your dose unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Evorel Conti Patches Side Effects
Among the most common potential side effects of Evorel Conti patches is irritated or red skin where the patch is applied – this affects more than one in ten people. Other common side effects that affect less than one in ten people are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Varicose veins (enlarged veins typically occurring on the legs or feet)
- Breast pain
- Heart palpitations
- Numb feet or hands
- Tingling feet or hands
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Painful periods
- Light bleeding from the vagina
- Fluid build-up under the skin
- Weight gain
Among the more uncommon potential side effects – affecting less than one in 100 people – are:
- A loss of interest in sex
- Vaginal infections
- Peripheral oedema (swelling of the feet or hands caused by fluid-build up)
- Muscle pain
If you are concerned about any of the above side effects or they are getting worse, please contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
Patient Information Leaflet
Evorel Conti Patches Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on Evorel Conti patches, take a look at the patient information leaflet below:
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