Oestrogel Pump is a type of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for women who have gone through menopause. As your hormone levels decrease, you can get symptoms such as hot flushes, difficulty sleeping, and mood changes. Oestrogel can help minimise discomfort and ease symptoms.
Oestrogel Pump is a type of HRT that contains estradiol, a man-made version of the hormone oestrogen, which declines during menopause. It should only be used if you are postmenopausal, which means you haven’t had a period in over 12 months. Oestrogel gel is contained in a bottle and uses a metered-dose pump to deliver your daily dose
Oestrogel Pump is used to reduce menopause symptoms if they hinder your daily life. When oestrogen levels naturally decrease, it can make you feel irritable, affect your sleep, and cause a change in libido (sex drive).
The standard Oestrogel pump dose is 2 measures (pumps) of gel, once per day. This means each Pump Pack will last 4 weeks. It doesn’t matter whether you apply it in the morning or evening, but it should be applied at the same time each day. Your doctor can increase your dose to a maximum of 4 pumps a day if the standard dose doesn’t ease your symptoms.
Oestrogel should only be applied externally.
You usually use 2 pumps of Oestrogel once a day, but you may be prescribed up to 4. Check your prescription to see how many pumps you’ve been prescribed.
To apply Oestrogel safely, follow these instructions:
Oestrogel should never be applied to broken areas of the skin, so avoid cuts, open wounds, and skin conditions, as it can cause itching, burning, or redness. Never apply Oestrogel to the breasts or genital area, as it could have harmful effects on the tissue and cause unwanted side effects.
If you’ve forgotten to use Oestrogel and your next dose is:
If you are due to have surgery, you must tell the surgeon that you use an Oestrogel pump. You might have to stop taking Oestrogel a month or so before your operation, to minimise the risk of a blood clot.
Oestrogel is not suitable if you are:
Oestrogel Pump is a type of HRT that should be used once daily, to relieve the symptoms of menopause. The gel should only be applied externally, on a large section of skin. The standard dose is 2 pumps, but you may be prescribed up to 4.
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