Evorel belongs to a group of medicines called HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Evorel contains the active ingredient Oestrogen (Estradiol) which is a female hormone. It comes in 4 different sizes Evorel 25, Evorel 50, Evorel 75 and Evorel 100. The hormone is spread evenly in each patch and slowly passes into your body through your skin.
Evorel is used for the symptoms of the menopause and can also be used to prevent Osteoporosis (Fragile Bones) in women who have had the menopause and are most likely to have bone problems. Evorel, 50, 75 and 100 are only used if other medicines for Osteoporosis have been tried first and they have not worked.
Evorel works by replacing the Oestrogen which is normally released by the ovaries. However in women who still have a womb, taking an oestrogen hormone regularly may cause the lining of your womb to build up and get thicker. This means it is necessary to add a progestogen hormone to the oestrogen. This helps shed the lining of the womb and stop any problems happening.
Use Evorel as advised by your doctor. If you are unsure seek medical advice. The highest dose you should have is 100 mg of Estradiol in a day. Put an Evorel patch on within 5 days of the start of your bleed or put a patch on at the end of your cycle or one week after you finish using another HRT product.
The patch should be changed twice a week. Do not leave a break between each patch to ensure a regular supply of hormones is delivered. Change your patch the same two days every week. Most women prefer to wear the patch on the thigh or bottom. Do not apply on or near the breasts. Do not apply the patch on the same area of skin twice in a row. Do not wear the patch under elasticated areas or a tight waistband. Apply the patch to clean, dry cool skin as soon as you open the protective pouch.
Open and peel- using the notches as a guide, tear along two edges of the pouch. Remove the patch. With the protective backing facing you, bend and feel off half the backing. Do not touch the sticky side, it may not stick properly. Apply and press- apply the open half of the patch to your skin. Remove the remaining backing and press down the rest of the path. Press the patch with the palm of your hand to make sure it is firmly stuck down.
The active ingredient in Evorel is Estradiol.Evorel 25 contains 1.6mg Estradiol and delivers 25mg of Estradiol a day. Evorel 50 contains 3.2mg Estradiol and delivers 50mg of Estradiol a day. Evorel 75 contains 4.8mg Estradiol and delivers 75mg of Estradiol a day. Evorel 100 contains 6.4mg Estradiol and delivers 100mg of Estradiol a day.
The other ingredients are Duro-Tak 387-2287 ( this makes the patches sticky), Guar Guma and Hostaphan MN19 (backing film).
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Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
Very common: More than 1 in 10 people who use Evorel
- application site problems such as redness, itching, rashes or oedema
Common: More than 1 in 100 people who use Evorel
- breast pain
- feeling dizzy
- headaches– seek immediate medical advice if you have an unusually bad headache
- menstrual problems including painful, heavy or long menstrual periods, bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods - some of these problems may happen within the first few months of starting treatment with Evorel or if you forget to apply your patch. If this continues to happen once Evorel has been used for some time or after you have stopped using Evorel you must contact your prescriber
- migraine– seek immediate medical advice if you get a migraine-type headache for the first time
- skin rash or rashes
- weight gain
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Use as directed by your doctor. Do not use Evorel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, ever had breast cancer, if you have a thickening of the lining of the womb, vaginal bleeding which you cannot explain, ever had blood clots, if you have liver disease, blocked arteries. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication. Do not use if you are pregnant or you might become pregnant and do not use if you are breast feeding.
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