This article will give you a better understanding of Utrogestan timing, duration, efficacy, long-term use, and factors that could influence Utrogestan effectiveness. So, keep reading to find out the answer to ‘how quickly can Utrogestan help treat Menopause?’
Utrogesan, like other HRTs, can take up to 3 months to fully improve symptoms, although you may start noticing a difference within a few days to a few weeks.
Utrogestan absorption time is around an hour, but this may be affected by how much you’ve eaten. As it’s taken at bedtime, it’ll absorb while you sleep.
Utrogestan will start to work straight away, but it can take several weeks to build up in your system.
Utrogestan can be taken for as long as needed if you’re still getting menopause symptoms.
Utrogestan half-life is around 14 to 16 hours. This is how long it takes for half of the active ingredient to be eliminated from your body.
Your Utrogestan dose may be adjusted if you have problems with your withdrawal bleed.
Utrogestan is a long-term HRT.
You can take Utrogestan for as long as you need it, which is usually around 2 to 5 years, but in some cases longer.
The risks of using Utrogestan long-term include:
The benefits of using Utrogestan long-term include:
The recommended daily dose of Utrogestan is 200mg at bedtime for 12 days in the last half of your HRT cycle. Alternatively, you can take 100mg from day 1 to 25 of your HRT cycle. You and your doctor will determine which treatment regime is best.
Utrogestan may be less effective if you:
You should also take your oestrogen HRT at the same time.
If you don’t think your current dose of Utrogestan is working, wait until you’ve been taking it for around 3 months. If your symptoms haven’t improved, speak to your doctor.
Utrogestan efficacy is high, making it a well-tolerated form of HRT. It will either be taken daily or for the first 12 days of your HRT cycle. It can take around 3 months to get the best effect from your treatment. Utrogestan can be taken long-term, but if you have further questions, speak to a healthcare provider.
You can also speak to one of our prescribers about a tailored HRT treatment plan, or get more help and support around HRT on our website.
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