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Zumenon 1mg Tablets


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Zumenon HRT Tablets

Zumenon is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing the synthetic form of the female hormone oestrogen that reduces menopausal symptoms that are felt during or after the menopause. 

Zumenon is suitable for menopausal women who have had a hysterectomy. For women who still have an intact uterus, you will also need to be prescribed a tablet that contains a form of the hormone progesterone or have a coil fitted. 

You can buy Zumenon tablets online from The Independent Pharmacy if they are currently prescribed for you by your doctor and all your reviews are up to date. Just complete an online consultation with one of our medical team to get your treatment delivered straight to your door.

Zumenon Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Zumenon HRT?

Zumenon is a powerful form of HRT that contains a synthetic form of oestrogen called estradiol. During the menopause, the levels of oestrogen in the body begin to drop leading to some women experiencing several symptoms, including hot flushes, thinning hair, night sweats and a disrupted menstrual cycle.

Zumenon tops up the level of oestrogen in women going through or after the menopause which reduces these symptoms making them feel more comfortable and able to get on with their daily life. 

You will be prescribed either 1 mg or 2 mg of Zumenon, which will be regularly reviewed to ensure this is the correct dose for you. Because HRT can increase the risk of developing certain cancers and blood clots, it is advised that women only take the lowest possible dose for the shortest amount of time to manage their symptoms.

Zumenon tablets are manufactured by Mylan and come in packs of 84.


What is Zumenon used for?

Zumenon tablets are taken every day by women to reduce symptoms of the menopause. When taken correctly and at the optimum dose they help to significantly improve some women’s quality of life at this time. 

Zumenon reduces the following symptoms of the menopause for some women:

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


How does Zumenon work?

During the menopause, a woman’s ovaries naturally stop producing the same amount of the hormone oestrogen. Zumenon tablets contain either 1 or 2 mg of the substance estradiol which copies how oestrogen works and increases the levels in the body. By taking extra oestrogen every day it eases the symptoms women feel at this time.


Zumenon and weight gain

Women of menopausal age tend to notice an increase in their weight regardless of whether they are using any form of HRT, or not. It is therefore recommended that you should continue to get regular exercise and eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight.

There is currently no research that concludes that any form of HRT genuinely causes weight gain, however, some women have reported putting on weight when using it. This is thought to more likely be swelling of the body due to fluid retention, making women feel bloated. This will usually resolve within the first 3 months. 


Zumenon alternatives

There are currently multiple variations of HRT available on prescription including those containing just estrogen or combined HRT containing both synthetic estrogen and progesterone.

Elleste Solo and Progynova are different brands of HRT that contain the same active ingredient as Zumenon. For more information about what HRT you can buy from The Independent Pharmacy visit our Advice for 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.



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

Zumenon dosage

  • Zumenon tablets are for oral use only and should be taken once a day at the dose prescribed for you. 
  • They should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. 
  • Each strip contains 28 tablets. Once you finish the strip start your next strip the following day without a break.
  • If you are prescribed Zumenon and you still have a womb you should also be prescribed a form of HRT that contains a form of progesterone to take at the same time as Zumenon for the first 12-14 days of each new strip. 
  • You can start taking Zumenon on any suitable day if you aren’t using HRT, are switching from a combined continuous drug or are not having any periods. 
  • If you currently use cyclic or sequential HRT medicine, then you should start Zumenon when you have finished your current prescription.

Please make sure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking Zumenon.


What if I miss a Zumenon pill?

If you miss taking dose and notice within 12 hours, then you should take the missed dose and continue to take your dose as prescribed.

If you forget your dose and it’s more than 12 hours late, then don’t take the forgotten pill. Take your next pill as prescribed. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Zumenon side effects

People taking Zumenon may experience side effects. While they won’t affect everyone, the most common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Leg cramps
  • Stomach or pelvic pain
  • Irregular bleeding or spotting
  • Flatulence/wind
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Rashes or itching

If you experience any side effects that do not go away within the first few months of using Zumenon, or if they worsen, speak to your doctor right away. 

If you develop severe side effects or an allergic reaction while using Zumenon you should stop taking your tablets immediately and seek medical attention by calling 999 or attending your nearest emergency department. 

Please make sure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking Zumenon.

Zumenon Ingredients

Each Zumenon tablet contains the active ingredient: estradiol hemihydrate. 

Each Zumenon tablet contains the inactive ingredients: lactose, hypromellose, maize starch, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, macrogol 400, titanium dioxide (E171).

Please make sure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking Zumenon.

Zumenon warnings

Please make sure you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before taking Zumenon.

Taking HRT treatment, including Zumenon tablets, enhances the risk of you developing several health conditions. If you have any questions or concerns you should discuss these with your GP or specialist. 

You will only be able to continue purchasing Zumenon tablets online as a repeat prescription from The Independent Pharmacy if you stay up-to-date with your annual check-up with your GP.

  • Zumenon tablets are not suitable for use by everyone and should not be used if you have ever had or are at risk of estrogen-sensitive cancer, a blood clot, have a blood clotting disorder or have liver disease.
  • You should discuss with your doctor or specialist before taking Zumenon 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 Zumenon 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.


Zumenon tablets and cancer

Zumenon, similarly to other oestrogen-only HRT, can enhance your risk of developing womb cancers, such as endometrial cancer. Zumenon should therefore only be used by women who do not have a uterus or are also prescribed a progesterone HRT to reduce these risks. 

Taking Zumenon tablets may also increase the likeliness of developing breast cancer. You must, therefore, at least monthly, 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. 


Zumenon 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. 


Zumenon & pregnancy

Zumenon will not protect against pregnancy and should only be taken by women experiencing the menopause. It should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the estradiol can be passed to the baby. If you think you have become pregnant while using Zumenon 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


  • 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.




  • 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


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
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

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Scott McDougall


Published on: 23-11-2020

Last modified on: 23-11-2020

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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Steve Stoddart

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Reviewed on: 23-11-2020

Next review date: 23-11-2022

Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.

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