Evorel Conti is a continuous, combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) applied directly to the skin via a patch.
- Key Hormones: The patches contain synthesized hormones mimicking oestrogen and progesterone, specifically called estradiol and norethisterone.
- Purpose: These patches are designed to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
- Variants: Evorel is also available in single-hormone patches with strengths of 25mcg and 50mcg.
Understanding Menopause Before Treating With Evorel Conti
- Age Range: Menopause typically occurs between ages 45 and 55 but can vary.
- Duration: The time for periods to cease can range from a few months to several years.
- Symptoms: Oestrogen levels drop during menopause, causing:
- Hot flushes
- Mood changes
- Night Sweats
- Pains in the joints
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Reduced libido (sex drive)
- Reduced muscle mass
- Sleeping problems
- Vaginal dryness
- Treatment: For problematic symptoms, HRT can rebalance hormones and provide relief.
- Safety: Estradiol and norethisterone work together to prevent complications like endometrial cancer.
How to Take Evorel Conti?
A patch is applied every 3 to 4 days. The treatment is packaged in a “memory” pack which explains when to change your patch.
Where Do I Apply Evorel Patches?
Only apply the patch to the area indicated in the packaging.
Apply the patch to an area of hairless, clear skin below the waist, such as on the thigh or buttocks.
Do not apply Evorel patches to the torso, chest, arms, shoulders or stomach.
When applying the patch, avoid touching the adhesive (sticky) side of the patch. Partly peel the protective sheet and apply the patch to clean and clear skin. Gently peel the rest of the protective sheet and press the patch down, making sure the entire patch is in contact with your skin.
Press down on the patch firmly using the palm of your hand to ensure adhesion.
Once the patch has been applied to your skin, refrain from touching the patch as it may affect the adhesion of the patch. Take care when showering and dressing to prevent accidentally peeling the patch off of your skin.
To remove the patch, gently peel the patch away from the skin and fold the patch in half so that the sticky side sticks to its self, and throw the used patch in the bin.
After you remove the patch, there may be some residual glue which remains. This usually goes away on its own, but you can use baby oil to remove it.
What Should I Do If My Patch Falls Off?
If your patch falls off, and it is not near the time of changing your patch, apply a new patch and change the patch as you would normally.
If your patch falls off, and it is near the time of changing your patch, do not apply a new patch straight away and apply the next patch as you would normally.
In either instance, do not alter the days you would change your patch.