If you’re going through menopause, you may have come across Evorel patches. These are placed directly onto the skin and work well in managing the symptoms of menopause, thanks to the active ingredient oestradiol. Read on for more information so you know precisely where to put Evorel patches to get the most benefit from them.
Follow these steps to apply Evorel patches:
Evorel patches are available in a range of different strengths, and it’s best to discuss your needs with your healthcare provider to ensure you have the right prescription.
You should apply a new Evorel patch twice a week, keeping to the same days each week, in order to keep your hormone levels consistent. It’s best to apply the patch in the morning after bathing when your skin is clean and dry.
According to NHS guidelines, it's recommended to apply the Evorel patch to an area of skin below the waist, such as your thigh or buttock.
Do not apply the patches to, or near the breasts, and ideally choose a different placement for each patch to avoid the chance of irritation.
Do not place the patch on top of cuts, spots, or irritated skin, under tight areas of clothing, on creases or folds in your skin, or on skin exposed to direct sunlight.
If you apply an extra patch or you think you might have overdosed on patches, remove the additional patch or patches immediately and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
If you miss a dose – i.e., you don’t change your Evorel patch or don’t put on a new one – apply one as soon as you remember and then continue with your regular schedule. Never use two patches at once to make up for any missed doses.
Pregnant women, women on their periods, those planning surgery, and anyone who is taking any other kind of medication should speak to their doctor before starting Evorel patches.
In summary, the best areas to apply Evorel patches are the thighs or buttocks, while avoiding the breasts and any irritated skin.
If you need to use Evorel patches, speak to your doctor for more guidance, and always follow the instructions given. If you need more information or support, please don’t hesitate to look at PrescriptionDoctor’s in-depth online resources to help you understand more.
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