Elleste Duet

Elleste Duet tablets are a combined HRT method used to alleviate menopausal symptoms. It contains a natural form of oestrogen (estradiol) and a synthetic form of progestogen to mimic the two female sex hormones (norethisterone).

Women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms but still have a menstrual cycle may benefit from cyclical combined treatments like Elleste Duet.

Women who have been prescribed Elleste Duet and who are maintaining regular reviews with their own GP can order a prescription for the medication through Access Doctor online.

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How should I take Elleste Duet Tablets?

Typically, Elleste Duet Tablets should be taken once a day. Always take this medication exactly as your doctor has told you and at the same time each day.

What are the side effects of Elleste Duet Tablets?

Side effects can vary from person to person and may include headaches, breast tenderness, changes in weight or mood, nausea, and breakthrough bleeding or spotting. If any side effect persists or worsens, contact your healthcare provider.

Can I take Elleste Duet Tablets if I have had a hysterectomy?

Elleste Duet is intended for women who have not had a hysterectomy, as it contains both oestrogen and a progestogen to protect the lining of the uterus. If you've had a hysterectomy, you may be prescribed an oestrogen-only treatment like Elleste Solo.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Elleste Duet Tablets?

If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you remember unless it's nearly time for your next dose. Don't take a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Can Elleste Duet Tablets prevent osteoporosis?

While not primarily designed for this purpose, Elleste Duet can aid in the prevention of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women by replenishing declining hormone levels, thus helping maintain bone density.

How long should I take Elleste Duet Tablets?

The length of treatment is individual and should be decided in consultation with your healthcare provider. Regular check-ups are important to reassess the need for continuation of the treatment.

Can I use Elleste Duet Tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Elleste Duet is not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you believe you may be pregnant, stop taking the medication immediately and consult your healthcare provider.

Can I stop taking Elleste Duet Tablets abruptly?

It is not advisable to discontinue Elleste Duet Tablets without consulting your healthcare provider. Stopping suddenly can lead to withdrawal symptoms or a recurrence of menopause symptoms.

Can I take other medications while on Elleste Duet Tablets?

Some medications can interfere with Elleste Duet, altering its effectiveness or increasing side effects. Always inform your healthcare provider about any other medicines you're taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Are there any specific health conditions that make Elleste Duet Tablets unsuitable?

Yes, conditions such as a history of breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver disease, or blood clots can make Elleste Duet unsuitable. Always disclose your full medical history to your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.

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