What is Evorel?
Evorel Patches are a type Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medicine used to menopausal symptoms. It is available in numerous strengths and is well tolerated. It is particularly suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy.
Evorel patches are available in four strengths:
Your doctor will usually prescribe the lowest dose treatment first, to see how you respond.
How does Evorel work?
Each Evorel Patch releases oestradiol, this replenishes the natural oestrogen normally released by the female ovaries.
Benefits of Evorel?
Relieves physical and emotional distress:
The patches have shown good efficacy is relieving symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, vaginal dryness and mood swings.
Evorel patches come with a “memory pack” this is designed to help you remember when to change your patches.
The range of dosages available help you to achieve the correct levels of oestrogen needed to achieve symptom relief.
How do I use Evorel patches?
Each Evorel Patch is a 0.2mm thin translucent patch, the sticky side is attached to the skin.
Important information regarding use:
· Apply to an area below the waistline, either the lower back or buttocks
· Do not apply above the waist line, on the arm or near your breasts.
· Do not apply on cuts or anywhere the skin is irritated, make sure that the skin is clean and skin products free.
· Changes patches twice a week and do not take breaks without doctor’s recommendation.
· Patches can be used during exercise, baths or surfing, because they are waterproof.
What should I do if the patch falls off?
If your patch falls off apply a new one, but remember to carry on changing it from your original day.
Precautions and Side-effects
Women with a history of endometriosis, blood clots, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, liver diseases and diabetes should use Evorel with caution, consult your doctor first.
Smokers and those women who have migraines should also use Evorel with caution.
Increased sensitivity or allergy to any of the ingredients in Evorel, should use with caution.
HRT treatment shouldn’t be used during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Since Evorel is a Patch, there are usually no gastrointestinal side-effects.
Common side effects
· Redness or itchiness where the patch is applied
· Breast tenderness
· mood swings
· Heavy periods (if you are still experiencing them)
These side effects may fade when the body is adapted for the medication, but if you have any side effects, it’s important to inform the doctor while testing your body. This is vital that you talk to a medical professional as quickly as possible should you have any more severe side effects.