Are FemSeven Conti Patches Discontinued?

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Estradot® 75micrograms/24 hours patches are out of stock until w/c 31 May 2021. Evorel® 75 patches and Estraderm MX 75® patches remain available and can support an increase in demand (each patch contains 75micrograms of estradiol). A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 29/04/2021.

Is Evorel Sequi available?

Evorel® Supply Update: October 2020

We have worked with multiple manufacturing partners to increase production capacity and ensure that Evorel® is readily available to every patient who needs it. We are now delighted to announce that the full Evorel® range is back in stock.

Is HRT patches better than tablets?

Skin patches may be a better option than tablets if you find it inconvenient to take a tablet every day. Using patches can also help avoid some side effects of HRT, such as indigestion, and unlike tablets, they do not increase your risk of blood clots.

Why is HRT so hard to get?

Treatments have become increasingly difficult to obtain since the end of last year, when supply issues that started in China forced some manufacturers to stop producing HRT patches. This led to heightened demand for alternatives, which then became scarce too.

Can I cut my Evorel Sequi patches in half?

Can you cut Evorel Sequi patches in half? It is not recommended by medical professionals that you cut Evorel Sequi patches in half — or any other HRT patches for that matter.

What is the alternative to Evorel Sequi patches?

The only alternative patches to Evorel Conti patches are FemSeven Conti patches. FemSeven Conti has been out of stock throughout 2020 with stock expected in second-quarter 4 of 2020. FemSeven Conti patches contain a combination of estradiol and levonorgestrel (a different progestogen component).

What strength is Evorel Sequi?

EVOREL CONTI has a surface area of 16 sq cm and contains 3.2 mg of estradiol corresponding to a nominal release of 50 micrograms of estradiol per 24 hours and 11.2 mg of norethisterone acetate corresponding to a nominal release of 170 micrograms of norethisterone acetate per 24 hours.

Can you wear 2 estrogen patches?

Do not wear 2 patches at the same time. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, change the patch on the same day each week. It may help to mark your calendar as a reminder.

Where do I stick my HRT patch?

HRT patches should be applied below the waist on the buttocks or thighs. They should NOT be applied on or near the breasts.

Can I take HRT at 75?

Women older than 60 or 65 don’t automatically have to stop taking HRT and can consider continuing HRT beyond age 65 for persistent hot flashes, quality-of-life issues, or prevention of osteoporosis after appropriate evaluation and counseling of the benefits and risks of HRT.

Is HRT safe 2020?

HRT can’t be described as safe or unsafe. Its effects vary depending on the types of hormone used, the form in which it is given (pills, or patches and gels), and the timing of first use (around menopause, or later).

Why are HRT patches in short supply?

The Evorel range of oestrogen-only HRT patches suffered shortages at the end of last year. Manufacturer Janssen said this was because of “an unusual increase in demand”, and a “lack of availability of alternative HRT products not produced by Janssen”.

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Why is there a shortage of HRT patches?

A lot of ingredients weren’t available from Europe for wholesale manufacturers to make these products,” she says. Another reason for shortages is an increase in the uptake of HRT as “the media is giving advice to take it as a ‘cure all’ for menopause”.

Are HRT patches better than gel?

Conclusions: We concluded that, in our environment, the use of 17-beta estradiol in gel presented fewer local skin reactions, was more effective in alleviating the symptoms of hypoestrogenism and had better acceptance in hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, as compared with the 17-beta estradiol patch.

Is 2 mg of estrogen too much?

The usual initial dosage range is 1 to 2 mg daily of estradiol adjusted as necessary to control presenting symptoms. The minimal effective dose for maintenance therapy should be determined by titration. Administration should be cyclic (e.g., 3 weeks on and 1 week off).

What is the best form of HRT to take?

There are two ways of taking it: cyclical combined HRT is best if you have menopausal symptoms and still have periods. This involves having a gap between taking progestogen for a period of time. Continuous combined HRT is recommended if you are post-menopausal and have not had a period for a year.

Is it OK to cut HRT patches in half?

If you’re using patches, you can ask for a lower strength or simply cut the patch in half down the middle. If you wish to reduce your HRT even more slowly, taking a third or a quarter off your patch will work too. Pharmacists may tell you this makes the preparation unlicensed, but it works extremely well!

Can estradiol patches be cut in half?

Do not cut it. Peel off the backing from the patch and apply the patch to a clean, dry, and hair-free area of the lower stomach or upper buttock area.

Which patches can be cut?

Cutting a patch could result in the medication being releasing all at once and cause serious harm and even death from overdose. The only patch that you may be able to cut safely is lidoderm. Used to control pain, Lidoderm patches can be cut into smaller pieces.

How do I get my doctor to prescribe testosterone?

You can make an appointment with your primary care doctor or seek the help of a urologist, who specializes in male sex organs. If fertility is an issue, you can talk to a reproductive endocrinologist. They treat hormone imbalances in both men and women.

Can HRT make you look younger?

One of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy is that it can make you look younger. Hormone replacement therapy, or more specifically estrogen, can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. It can also promote hair growth, which can contribute to a more youthful appearance.

How long should you stay on HRT?

There’s no limit on how long you can take HRT, but talk to a GP about how long they recommend you take the treatment. Most women stop taking it once their menopausal symptoms pass, which is usually after a few years.


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