Elleste Duet Conti is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It contains two female hormones: oestrogen (estradiol hemihydrate) and progestogen (norethisterone acetate). It is a form of HRT used in women who have not had a period for at least 1 year. It is used to relieve menopausal symptoms.
Elleste Duet Conti is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It contains two female hormones: oestrogen (estradiol hemihydrate) and progestogen (norethisterone acetate). It is a form of HRT used in women who have not had a period for a least one year.
It is used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Oestrogen levels in the women’s body fall during menopause, which can produce hot flushes, night sweats and weakened bones (osteoporosis). Elleste Duet Conti is used to alleviate these symptoms, and it is only prescribed if the menopausal symptoms affect your normal daily life.
The active ingredients in Elleste Duet Conti (Estradiol/Norethisterone) 2mg Tablets 84 are Estradiol 2mg and Norethisterone 1mg.
The other ingredients are Lactose Monohydrate, Maize Starch, Povidone, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Macrogol 400, Titanium Dioxide (E172), Hypromellose (E464).
The medication should be taken as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. The doctor will aim to prescribe you the lowest dose of the medication; however, this might be adjusted based on your feedback.
If you are not taking any other form of HRT, you can start taking Elleste Duet Conti right away. Take one tablet each day at a time most suited to you. However, it is recommended that you take the medication at the same time every day. Make sure to swallow the tablet whole and do not break it up. The medication strip comes with the days marked to help you remember to take them every day. Once you finish the stip, start the next strip the following day.
If you are changing from another type of HRT and normally have a monthly bleed, take Ellest Duet Conti medications on the first day of your bleeding. However, if you do not experience monthly bleeds, you can start taking the medication when it suits you the best.
If you are going into surgery, make sure to tell your surgeon you are taking Elleste Duet Conti. You may need to stop taking the medication for about 4-6 weeks before the surgery to reduce the risk of getting a blood clot.
If you miss a dose, take the tablet as soon as you remember. For the next dose, take it at the normal time. If the tablet missed by more then 12 hours, dispose of that tablet and take the next dose at the normal time. Never take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
Taking more than recommended should not be problematic. However, you may experience breast tenderness, nausea or vomiting, irregular periods, feeling down and tired, the development of acne or an increased growth of body hair and facial hair. The next day, take the tablet as usual.
Very common side effects occurring in more than 1 in 10 women:
Common side effects may affect 1 in 10 women:
Uncommon symptoms may affect 1 in 100 people:
Rare symptoms may affect 1 in 1000 people:
Very rare symptoms may affect 1 in 10,000 people:
If any of the following criteria apply, you should not use Elleste Duet Conti:
You should speak to your doctor if you have or unsure if you have any of these conditions as this medication is not suitable for you.
Elleste Duet Conti is not linked to hair loss, however, it may cause some body and facial hair growth. This is a very rare side effect, occurring in 1 in 10,000 people.
Elleste Duet Conti does not cause regular monthly in women. However, in the first few months of taking the medication, it might cause small spotting or breakthrough bleeding. If you miss a dose of the medication, this might increase the risk of breakthrough bleeding. If this breakthrough bleeding is still occurring after the first few months of treatment, or after stopping the treatment, it is best to consult your doctor for advice.
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