Trisequens is a hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of the menopause. The tablets are arranged in a cyclical calendar pack.
Trisequens contains two synthetic hormones, known as estradiol and norethisterone. They mimic the natural sex hormones in the female body, named oestrogen and progesterone.
Later in a woman’s life, her body undergoes a number of hormonal changes.
Levels of female sex hormone oestrogen drop, causing a hormonal imbalance which affects the reproductive system.
Ovulation (the releasing of an egg from the ovaries) slows down before ceasing completely. As do the regular menstrual cycles (periods).
The menopause typically starts between the ages of 45 and 55, with symptoms usually lasting for around 4 years.
What are the symptoms of the menopause?
Common symptoms of the menopause include:
- Hot flushes
- Night Sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Change in sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
While many women have no problems with the attributed symptoms of the menopause, some women may find that their symptoms interfere with their lifestyle or well-being.
For these women, a hormone replacement treatment can be prescribed to rebalance the hormones in the body and relieve the unpleasant symptoms.
Always take Trisequens as prescribed by your doctor.
Trisequens should be taken every day. Take the tablets at the same time each day to remember when to take them.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of Trisequens?
If you forget a dose, take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember.
If you forget a dose, and it is near the time of your next dose, skip the missed tablet and take your next dose as you normally would.
Do not take more tablets to make up for a dose you missed.
Before you start taking Trisequens, you must read the accompanying patient information leaflet. The patient information leaflet contains important instructions on how to use, store and discard Trisequens, in addition to providing important information regarding the medicine’s safety.
If you have any concerns or questions about any of the information, discuss them with your doctor or a pharmacist.
Side effects of Trisequens
All medicine carries the risk of side effects, though not everyone will experience them. It’s important to familiarise yourself with the risks associated with your medication by reading the patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.
Possible side effects of Trisequens may include:
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Irregular periods or excessive bleeding during periods
- Weight changes caused by fluid retention
- Inflammation of the vagina
- Fungal infection in the vagina
- New or worsened migraine
- New or worsened depression
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of the breasts
- Back pain
- Leg cramps
- Benign tumour of the womb (Uterine fibroid)
- Swelling of arms and legs