During menopause, women can suffer from dramatic changes in their hormone balance. This can cause unwanted symptoms that can make day-to-day life more challenging and can cause a negative impact on work-life, personal relationships and self-esteem. As women get older, their natural hormone production lowers significantly and dramatically. Livial is a hormone replacement therapy option that can help individuals manage and alleviate the symptoms associated with menopause.
- HRT Tablet that is for women currently going through menopause
- Simple one a day dosage to help women deal with the unwanted symptoms that can occur during menopause
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 GP / Pharmacist.
Please note that oral HRT is licensed for use in women who have not had a period in 12 consecutive months. These tablets usually contain estradiol. This can help to replace oestrogen deficiency and a synthetic form of progesterone. Some tablets contain both hormones; some have a 14-day cycle of a single hormone with a 14-day cycle of combined hormones or only contain oestrogen.
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.
When taking combined versions of HRT there are some small risks of an increased chance of developing breast cancer, blood clots or strokes. However, these risks are incredibly small and your doctor will monitor these potential risks during your treatment. It is also important to attend breast cancer screenings during HRT therapy.
With this medication and all other types of medications, there is always a risk of developing side effects. Although most side effects with this medication are mild and will calm down over time, there are some instances where some side effects can be difficult to manage or live with. More serious side effects should be reported to your doctor, who may choose to alter your dosage or medication. If you are suffering or concerned about side effect symptoms, you should discuss these with your doctor or medical professional. You can also discuss concerns with a member of our team before deciding to take oral HRT.
Some side effects may include:
- Menstrual cycle abnormalities
- Increased susceptibility to thrush
- Vomiting or nausea
- Mood changes
- Changes in weight
- High blood pressure
- Changes in breast tissue
There are few serious side effects associated with taking oral HRT. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience swelling in the lower leg that is inflamed and hot to touch.
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.
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