Menopause can be a difficult time for many women. When a woman ages, oestrogen hormone levels start to decline, causing uncomfortable side effects that can be difficult to manage. There are treatments available that can help to make managing menopause much easier. Femoston is a form of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) that is designed to help even-out the hormone levels within the body. This results in less extreme side effects brought on by the menopause and also helping to alleviate unwanted symptoms.
- Tablet HRT designed for women going through menopause
- Simple one a day dosage of a single tablet
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.
Oral HRT is licensed for use in women who have not had a period in 12 consecutive months. They either just contain estradiol, which replaces oestrogen deficiency and is a synthetic form of progesterone. However, some HRT tablets contain both hormones, and can have a 14-day cycle of a single hormone with a 14 day cycle of combined hormones. However, some contain only oestrogen. Remember to follow the directions on the medicine you are prescribed to ensure that you are taking it correctly.
What are the risks involved in using HRT?
With any medication, there are risks that need to be considered before starting treatment. HRT can cause certain health risks, although very rare, it’s important to monitor side effects throughout your treatment and to attend regular check ups with your doctor to minimise any risks or complications.
When taking any medication, there is always a chance of side effects occuring. Most side effects with HRT are mild, manageable and go away over time. However, there are certain side effects that can be difficult to cope with and can affect other areas of your health, although they are very rare. Any serious side effects should be discussed with your doctor straight away. Contace a member of our team if you are concerned about side effects when using HRT.
Some side effects may include:
- Menstrual cycle abnormalities
- Increased chances to developing thrush
- Vomiting and nausea
- Mood swings
- Weight fluctuations
- High blood pressure
- Changes to breast tissue
There are several side effects that can be potentially dangerous, although very rare. If you experience swelling in your lower legs that are hot to touch you will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
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.