Evorel Conti Patches

Evorel Conti Patches (8 patches)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 29 Jul.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Evorel Conti is a combined form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), used to treat symptoms of the menopause. Most HRT treatments involve daily tablets. However, Evorel Conti is a patch which is placed on the skin and changed twice per week. It releases two active ingredients, which emulate the two female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. It is a convenient alternative for patients who prefer not to swallow tablets every day.

Evorel Conti is a continuous combined treatment, which does not involve a regular period. For this reason, Evorel Conti is suited for women who have already reached the menopause but still suffer from distressing symptoms.

All women go through the menopause. This usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. As you approach this age, your ovaries will produce less and less oestrogen. This has the effect of stopping the menstrual cycle, but the change in hormone levels can lead to several symptoms which may have a substantial impact on day-to-day life. Physical symptoms include hot flushes (a spontaneous heat that spreads throughout the body, leading to blushing, sweating and an unusually strong heartbeat), night sweats, osteoporosis and dryness of the eyes or vagina. The hormonal change can also cause distressing psychological effects such as irritability, insomnia and depression.

Experiences with menopausal symptoms vary significantly depending on the individual. They can begin multiple years prior to the menopause itself, and remain for many years. Women will, on average, experience symptoms for about four years. You can reduce the impact of some symptoms (especially hot flushes) by avoiding alcohol or caffeine, quitting smoking, exercising regularly or staying cool.

Hormone Replacement Therapy eases the symptoms of menopause by supplementing the levels of hormones which the body can produce naturally. Some medicines are oestrogen-only. However, in women who still have a uterus, an uncontrolled increase in oestrogen levels will cause the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) to grow excessively. This will substantially increase your risk of complications such as endometrial cancer. So, the Evorel Conti patch also contains norethisterone acetate, a synthetic version of progesterone. Because the doses are constant, this medicine will not produce a monthly bleed; however, the norethisterone will balance the effect of the extra oestrogen on the endometrium.

If you are switching from another HRT product, leave one week without treatment before you begin using the Evorel Conti patch. HRT should only be necessary as a relatively short-term treatment as your body adjusts to the menopause. You should review your HRT with your GP at least once each year and have regular gynaecological checkups.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast - order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and CareQuality Commission

Some Non-Medicinal Alternatives for the symptoms of Menopause are;

For Night Sweats and Hot Flushes

  • Using A fan
  • Cool Showers
  • Wearing light clothing

Vaginal Dryness

  • Lubricants

Other Alternatives

  • Healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Stopping Smoking

Apply the patch to an area of skin which is dry and clean. Press down firmly to ensure that the patch is in place. Many women choose to place the patch on the thighs or bottom. Each patch contains enough medicine for three to four days, so it must be changed twice each week. This should be done on the same two days each week. Do not place the new patch on the exact same section of skin. Do not leave an interval between each patch.

Evorel Conti should not be used on or around the breasts, or under elasticated parts of clothing.

If a patch comes off on its own, apply another one as soon as you can. Wait until the skin is dry if replacing a patch that has fallen off while washing.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Evorel, however if you do they may include:

Itchy or inflamed skin where the treatment is applied, dizziness, breast pain, mood swings, nausea, stomach pain, headache, diarrhoea, joint pain, breakthrough bleeding, weight gain

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Evorel Conti patches are:

3.2mg estradiol hemihydrate, 11.2mg norethisterone acetate. The patch will release 50mcg estradiol and 170mcg norethisterone per day.

Evorel Conti patches also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Duro-Tak 387-2287, guar gum, Hostaphan MN19

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Evorel Conti is unsuitable for you if you:

  • Have ever had breast cancer
  • May have a cancer which is sensitive to oestrogen (including uterine cancer)
  • Have untreated endometrial hyperplasia (an excessively thick womb lining)
  • Suffer from a blood clotting disorder, or have ever had a blood clot
  • Have recently had a heart attack or stroke
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Have a history of liver disease
  • Suffer from porphyria (a rare hereditary blood disease)
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients in the patch
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Inform your GP if you plan on using Evorel Conti and have ever had any of the following health complications:

  • Fibroids
  • Impaired liver function
  • Uterine problems including endometriosis or endometrial hyperplasia
  • Circulation problems (e.g. angina, heart attack)
  • High risk of blood clots
  • Diabetes
  • Migraine
  • Gallstones
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fluid retention
  • High blood pressure
  • High fat levels in the blood
  • Otosclerosis (a hereditary ear disorder)
  • A family history of breast cancer or another oestrogen-sensitive cancer
  • A history of severe allergic reactions

Tell your GP or pharmacist if you have taken or plan to take any of the following medicines:

  • Epilepsy medicines (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • Tuberculosis medicines (e.g. rifampicin)
  • HIV medicines (e.g. nevirapine, ritonavir, nelfinavir)
  • Bosentan (to reduce blood pressure in the lungs)
  • Hepatitis C medicines (e.g. telaprevir)
  • St Johns Wort

 

HRT may increase your risk of breast cancer. The extent of this risk will vary depending on the length of your HRT treatment and whether you are taking combined or oestrogen-only HRT. Check your breasts regularly for changes to the skin or nipple, or for any noticeable lump. For women who use HRT for more than five years, there may also be a slight increase in the risk of ovarian cancer.

Women over the age of 65 who use Evorel Conti may have a slightly increased risk of developing dementia.

Stop using Evorel Conti and seek medical attention immediately if you notice early signs of any of the following:

  • Blood clots – pain and swelling of the legs, difficulty breathing
  • Stroke – sudden migraines, blurred vision
  • Heart disease – chest pain which extends to the neck or arm
  • Liver disease – yellow colouration of the skin or eyes

Discuss with your doctor whether your personal benefits of HRT outweigh the risks mentioned above.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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