What is Sandrena Gel?
Sandrena Gel is an effective HRT that contains only estradiol, a bioidentical form of the female hormone oestrogen. Sandrena Gel gives a boost of oestrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal irritation and night sweats.
This effective HRT gel is applied directly to the skin to start relieving symptoms within just a few weeks of use and is available on prescription as either containing 0.5mg or 1mg of estradiol.
What is Sandrena Gel used for?
Sandrena Gel can help to relieve the following menopause symptoms:
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Difficulty sleeping
- Vaginal dryness and irritation
- Reduced sex drive
- Low mood
How do oestrogen gels work?
During the menopause or after the removal of the whole or parts of the female reproductive system the body’s oestrogen levels drop causing unpleasant symptoms.
Sandrena Gel is an alcohol-based product that contains a synthetic oestrogen called estradiol. When applied to the skin the alcohol in the gel evaporates quickly allowing the estradiol to be absorbed through the skin into the blood circulation increasing the oestrogen levels and reducing symptoms.
Combining Sandrena Gel with other HRTs
Sandrena Gel can be used by women with and without a womb, however, the method of HRT can be different in the two groups.
In women who have an intact uterus (they have not had a hysterectomy), Sandrena Gel should be combined with a progesterone-only HRT (such as Utrogestan) so that both oestrogen and progesterone are replaced and the risks of using HRT are lowered.
In women who do not have a uterus (they have had a full hysterectomy), Sandrena Gel will be used as their only HRT treatment as progesterone will not be required.
Women who have had a partial hysterectomy will be advised by the doctor on their regime of HRT depending on whether they have any endometrial lining.