Evorel Sequi Patches
Evorel Sequi Patches
Menopause can be a crippling time for a woman and can disrupt everyday life as a result of its symptoms. As a woman ages, her natural levels of oestrogen begin to decline. Evorel Sequi Patches is an example of HRT (Hormone replacement therapy) designed to increase hormone levels within the body and alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
- Used for women going through menopause
- Simple patch applied to the skin
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.
HRT patches can be oestrogen-only or can contain both oestrogen and progesterone. They are useful for women who may not remember to take a tablet daily, or that experience side effects with oral therapy.
Where do you apply an oestrogen patch?
Your patch should be applied to a clean, dry and hair-free area of your lower stomach. When applying your new patch, do not put it in the same place.
What are the risks involved in using HRT?
HRT comes with some risks that need to be considered before starting treatment, which can be discussed in your consultation. With all medications, there are ways to minimise risks and having regular check-ups will ensure that any risks from using HRT are monitored and minimised.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using HRT patches.
Side effects may include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Menstrual cycle irregularities
- Abdominal pain
- Weight changes
- Mood changes
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.