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Progynova 1mg Tablets

Progynova Tablets

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Progynova for HRT

Progynova is an oestrogen-based Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) tablet that helps to relieve unpleasant symptoms of the menopause. It can be taken on its own for women who no longer have a womb or alongside an HRT containing progesterone. 

Progynova can be bought online from The Independent Pharmacy by women who have previously received a prescription of Progynova from their GP. All you need to do is complete our online consultation today to get your HRT delivered directly to your door.

Progynova Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Progynova?

Progynova is a form oestrogen-only HRT containing either 1mg or 2mg of estradiol, a form of the female hormone oestrogen with each pack including 3 blisters containing 28 tablets. Progynova is produced by the global pharmaceutical manufacturer Bayer. Progynova is taken every day without a break. 

Progynova tablets provide women who are experiencing the menopause, an increase in their oestrogen levels to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal irritation and night sweats.

 

Progynova tablet uses

Progynova tablets are prescribed to women who are experiencing symptoms of the menopause that interfere with the quality of their daily life. 

Progynova tablets can help relieve the following symptoms of the menopause:

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Low mood

 

How does Progynova work?

Progynova tablets contain a substance called estradiol that replicates how the female sex hormone estrogen works in the body. As women start to go through the menopause their ovaries naturally stop producing as much oestrogen which causes some women to experience unpleasant symptoms. 

By taking an oral HRT that contains estradiol such as Progynova it reduces menopausal symptoms by mimicking the hormone oestrogen as it is absorbed into the blood through the digestive tract and is picked up by receptors. 

 

Progynova and alcohol

Drinking alcohol while taking Progynova may increase the risk to some women of experiencing unwanted side effects such as headaches or feeling sick. If you choose to drink alcohol while using any form of HRT you should do so in moderation.

If you are concerned about your alcohol consumption you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for support.

 

Alternatives to Progynova

There are currently many varieties of HRT available on prescription including others containing oestrogen-only or combined HRT containing both synthetic oestrogen and progesterone.

Progynova is an oestrogen-only HRT tablet that contains estradiol valerate. Equivalent HRT treatments include Elleste Solo tablets and Zumenon tablets.

HRT is available in different formats such as tablets, patches, creams and vaginal inserts. Some women will find certain methods more suitable for them over others. For more information about what HRT you can buy from The Independent Pharmacy visit our Menopause page. 

If you are looking to start HRT or would like to change to a different treatment you should discuss your options with your doctor or specialist.

 

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Progynova dosage

Progynova tablets will be prescribed as either 1 mg or 2 mg tablets. These are to be taken orally only and you should take 1 tablet daily at around the same time. If you think the dose you have been prescribed is too high or too low you should discuss this with your doctor. 

  • Swallow 1 tablet as prescribed every day for 28 days. When you finish a packet start a new 28 days packet the next day, do not have a break. 
  • Start each new packet on the top row, taking the tablet that correlates with the correct day of the week and follow the directions of the arrows. 
  • If you still have a womb or have a history of endometriosis you may also be prescribed a progesterone HRT alongside Progynova to take for the first 12-14 days of each month.

Please make sure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before starting treatment with Progynova. 

 

Starting Progynova

If you are switching from another HRT treatment:

Finish your current pack of HRT and take your first Progynova tablet the day after you take your last HRT tablet. 

If you are taking HRT for the first time and still have regular periods:

Take your first Progynova tablet on day 1 of your period. 

If you are taking HRT for the first time and have infrequent or no periods:

Take your first Progynova tablet at any time if you are sure you are not pregnant.

Progynova side effects

Progynova tablets, like other HRT, can cause women to experience some unwanted side effects. Most of these side effects will improve within the first few months of use. If they do not improve within 3 months you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist. 

If you experience any severe side effects or allergic reaction while taking Progynova tablets you should seek medical advice from your nearest emergency department as soon as possible.

The most common side effects are:

  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting and painful periods
  • Breast pain, tenderness or enlargement or discharge
  • Changes in vaginal discharge and thrush
  • Fibroids in the womb 
  • Indigestion, bloating or wind
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Gallbladder disease 
  • Skin rashes or discolouration, itching, eczema 
  • Acne or unusual hair loss or hair growth 
  • Headache, migraine or dizziness 
  • Mood changes - anxiety or depression 
  • Fatigue


Please make sure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before starting treatment with Progynova.

Progynova ingredients

Each Progynova tablet contains the active ingredient: estradiol valerate. 

Each Progynova tablet contains the inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, povidone 25,000, magnesium stearate (E572), sucrose, povidone 700,000, macrogol 6,000, calcium carbonate (E170), titanium dioxide (E171), glycerol 85% (E422), montan glycol wax, ferric oxide pigment (E172).

Please make sure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before starting treatment with Progynova.

Progynova warnings

Please make sure that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly paying particular attention to the warning and precautions, before starting treatment with Progynova. 

Using any form of HRT treatment, including Progynova tablets, increases the risk of you developing certain health conditions. If you have any questions or concerns you should discuss these with your GP or specialist. 

Purchasing Progynova tablets online as a repeat prescription from The Independent Pharmacy relies upon you continuing to attend an annual check-up with your GP.

  • Progynova tablets are not recommended for everyone. You should not use this product if you have ever had or are at risk of oestrogen-sensitive cancer, a blood clot, have a blood clotting disorder or have liver disease.
  • Discuss with your GP before taking Progynova tablets if you have or ever have had fibroids, endometriosis, have high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, SLE, epilepsy, asthma, kidney problems, suffer from migraines as HRT can make these conditions worse.
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Progynova if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicine including herbal remedies such as St John’s-Wort or drink grapefruit juice.

 

Progynova tablets and cancer

Progynova, like other oestrogen-only HRT, can put you at an increased risk of developing womb cancers. Progynova is therefore only suitable for women who do not have a uterus or are prescribed a progesterone HRT alongside it to reduce the risks. 

Progynova tablets may also increase your chances of developing breast cancer. You must, therefore, continue to regularly check your breasts for any variations including lumps and dimples. If you notice any irregularities you should get these checked by a doctor as soon as possible. 

 

Progynova and blood clots 

While using any form of HRT you are up to 3 times more likely to develop either a venous or arterial blood clot. These can be dangerous leading to heart attacks and strokes and can be life-threatening. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a blood clot you must see a doctor straight away. 

 

Progynova & pregnancy

Progynova is not a contraceptive and should only be taken by women experiencing the menopause. It should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the active ingredient can be passed to the baby. If you think you have become pregnant while using Progynova you should speak to a doctor for advice. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

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
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

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.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

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

Once a package has been shipped with DPD 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.

 

Forwarding houses

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

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

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 17:30 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 17:30 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 17:30 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.

Need to know more about Menopause (HRT)?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Progynova Tablets Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 20-11-2020

Last modified on: 20-11-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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Ruari O'Connell

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Reviewed on: 20-11-2020

Next review date: 20-11-2022


Ruari has worked in all sectors of pharmacy and is one of the most experienced Pharmacist Independent Prescribers in the UK.


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