Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is used to relieve the symptoms of the menopause. We offer tablets and patches to women who have previously been prescribed HRT.
HRT requires temporarily introducing oestrogen and progesterone back into your body. These are the hormones that decrease during menopause. DrFelix offers two ways to do this; oral tablets and patches used externally on the skin.
To buy HRT tablets or patches online, simply fill in a form and one of our doctors will review it and approve treatment if applicable. All orders are dispatched in plain discreet packaging to an address of your choice.
Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.
Summary of available medications
|Premarin 1.25mg/300mcg/625mcg, Prempak-C 1.25mg/625mcg, Premique 0.625/5mg, Premique Low Dose 0.3/1.5mg, Elleste Solo 1mg/2mg, Elleste Duet 1mg/2mg,
Elleste Duet Conti, Kliovance, Livial 2.5mg
|3 months supply||From £21.99|
|Evorel 25mcg/50mcg/75mcg/100mcg, Elleste Solo MX 40 40mcg, Elleste Solo MX 80 80mcg, Evorel Conti, Evorel Sequi||3 months supply||From £26.99|
|Premarin 1.25mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£21.99|
|Premarin 300mcg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£21.99|
|Premarin 625mcg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£21.99|
|Prempak-C 1.25mg||3 month supply (120 tablets)||£24.99|
|Prempak-C 625mcg||3 month supply (120 tablets)||£24.99|
|Premique 0.625/5mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£26.99|
|Premique Low Dose 0.3/1.5mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£26.99|
|Elleste Solo 1mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£25.99|
|Elleste Solo 2mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£25.99|
|Elleste Duet 1mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£29.99|
|Elleste Duet 2mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£29.99|
|Elleste Duet Conti||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£37.99|
|Kliovance||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£32.99|
|Livial 2.5mg||3 month supply (84 tablets)||£49.99|
|Evorel 25mcg||3 month supply (24 patches)||£30.00|
|Evorel 50mcg||3 month supply (24 patches)||£30.00|
|Evorel 75mcg||3 month supply (24 patches)||£30.00|
|Evorel 100mcg||3 month supply (24 patches)||£30.00|
|Elleste Solo MX 40mcg||3 month supply (24 patches)||£26.99|
|Elleste Solo MX 80mcg||3 one month calendar packs||£26.99|
|Evorel Conti (50 mcg & 170mcg / 24hrs)||3 months supply – 24 patches||£68.99|
|Evorel Sequi (50 mcg & 170mcg / 24hrs – twice weekly)||3 months supply – 24 patches||£68.99|
About Hormone Replacement TherapyHormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective and commonly used treatment to relieve the symptoms associated with menopause. It replaces the hormones oestrogen and progesterone which naturally reduce when the body is approaching menopause. Menopause should be diagnosed by a doctor based on your symptoms and medical history before beginning HRT.
What is the Menopause?Menopause occurs when the ovaries lose their reproductive function and monthly periods reach an end. It is usually experienced by women in their 50’s, although it can begin much earlier for some individuals. The body gradually stops producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which are necessary for ovulation and menstruation, when the number of eggs left in the ovaries are diminishing. These hormone levels can fluctuate for years before menopause is reached and it is likely menstrual periods will become irregular and less frequent before stopping completely. Symptoms may therefore be experienced for several years before menstruation ceases during a transitional period known as perimenopause.
How Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) WorksHRT temporarily introduces oestrogen and progesterone back into the body which naturally reduce due to the onset of menopause.
Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)The most common types of HRT are tablets and patches.
When to Stop Using Hormone Replacement TherapyHRT is usually stopped after 2-5 years once the symptoms of menopause have ended. If HRT use is limited to 5 years, the risks associated with this treatment are reduced and outweighed by the benefits. It is recommended to gradually reduce the dose of HRT rather than stopping treatment suddenly.
Who is Hormone Replacement Therapy not Suitable for?If you have blood clots, cancer, heart or liver disease, have known or suspected pregnancy, have a history of stroke or heart attack.
What are the benefits of HRT?Medical research from across the world has indicated several benefits for HRT. HRT improves muscle function, it is linked it reducing changes of muscle proteins associated with ageing, protects against brain aneurysms. HRT also reduces the risk of heart failure and heart attack.
What are the risks associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy?Venous thromboembolism (VTE), stroke, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, If taken for no longer than 5 years, the benefits of using HRT outweigh the associated risks.
Does HRT make you gain weight?This is a common myth about HRT, there is no evidence to support this claim. Women will gain a little weight around menopause regardless of being on HRT or not.
Symptoms of Menopause
The changes which occur during the menopause can affect people differently and therefore the symptoms experienced can vary considerably from woman to woman.
The most common symptoms of menopause include hot flushes and mood swings although menopause can also cause vaginal dryness, stress incontinence, loss of libido, insomnia and thinning of the bones.
The majority of symptoms are usually present for 2–5 years, with the exception of stress incontinence and the risk of osteoporosis which may persist and increase with age. If you have symptoms of menopause and have irregular periods, you will need to be diagnosed by a doctor before you can begin using HRT.
The most common types of HRT are tablets and patches.
These are small pads which are stuck to the skin like plaster. The hormones within the pad pass through the skin and enter the bloodstrem. Always apply the patch to a dry clean and unbroken skin, avoid placing it near the breasts.
There are various types of patches like Elleste Solo MX (oestrogen-only), Evorel Conti (combined).
HRT tablets are the most common choice for menopause.There are different types of types offering oestrogen only like Premarin and combined such as Kliovance and Premique.
Your GP will decide the most suitable treatment for you and whether will will use them cyclically or continuously.
HRT Side Effects
Common side effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy include bloating, breast tenderness, swelling, nausea, leg cramps, headaches, indigestion, vaginal bleeding, mood swings, depression, acne, abdominal pain and back pain.
More serious Hormone Replacement Therapy side effects can include increased risks of blood clots and cancer.