Evorel Conti Patch
- Relieve Menopause symptoms and prevent Osteoporosis
- The patches release lost hormones caused by Menopause back into the body
- Can treat, night sweats, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction and hot flushes
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What are Evorel Conti patches?
Evorel Conti patches are a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which are used by women to relieve the symptoms of the menopause. They can also be used to prevent osteoporosis.
This medicine is a continuous combined HRT, meaning it contains a combination of both oestrogen and progestogen hormones, which are released at the same time.
The patches come in a ‘memory pack’, making it easier for you to remember when you need to change them.
You must have a prescription to buy Evorel Conti patches.
What is Evorel Conti used to treat?
Evorel Conti patches can be used as a treatment for the menopause by women who have not had a period for at least 18 months.
They can also be used by postmenopausal women who are at risk of developing bone problems to prevent osteoporosis.
Many women going through the menopause find Evorel Conti to be a convenient HRT medication to use. The majority of HRT medicines require taking a tablet once a day. In contrast, Evorel Conti is a patch that only needs to be changed twice a week.
The menopause is a perfectly natural phase of a woman’s ageing process and usually starts between the ages of 45 and 55. It normally lasts for around four years and occurs when your ovaries start to produce less oestrogen. This can cause symptoms such as:
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings such as anxiety or depression
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased sex drive
- Night sweats
While the menopause is a normal occurrence, the symptoms it brings with it can be very distressing and seriously disrupt a woman’s daily life.
Using HRT is a proven way of controlling these symptoms so you can lead a normal life.
How do Evorel Conti patches work?
Evorel Conti contains a synthetic form of oestrogen called estradiol. These patches work by replacing the oestrogen that your ovaries would normally release. As a woman ages, her ovaries gradually produce less oestrogen, which triggers menopause symptoms.
These patches also contain norethisterone, which is a type of progestogen. If you still have a womb, taking oestrogen can increase the thickening of your womb lining. Therefore, taking a progestogen at the same time will help the womb lining to shed and avoid any potential health risks.
While the women who use Evorel Conti patches will no longer get regular periods, you may notice bleeding or spotting during the first few months of treatment.
How to use Evorel Conti
Always read the patient information leaflet before you start using Evorel Conti. Here, you will find full instructions. Use this medication exactly as instructed by your doctor.
Evorel Conti patches should be changed twice a week. The table below demonstrates when the patch should be changed:
First patch applied on:
Change again on:
Do not take a break between packs; once you have finished one pack of Evorel Conti, you should start the new one straight away.
The patch should be applied to a hairless area of skin below your waist. It is most commonly applied either to the thigh or bottom.
Where to apply Evorel Conti
Most women apply the patch to their bottom or thigh. It needs to be applied to a hairless area of skin below your waist.
- Apply it on or near your breasts
- Apply it on any cut, irritated or spotty skin
- Wear a patch under a tight waistband or elasticated areas
- Use any cream, talc or moisturiser before you apply the patch
- Apply the patch to the same area of skin twice in a row
How to apply Evorel Conti
- Remove the patch from its protective backing.
- Immediately apply the sticky side of the patch to a clean and hairless area of skin below the waist.
- Press down firmly on the patch to make sure it has been properly stuck down.
For more information on how to apply the patch, have a read of our "dosage" tab.
Who can use Evorel Conti?
Evorel Conti is not suitable for all women to use. It must not be used by children.
Evorel Conti is not suitable for you if:
- You have excessive thickening of the womb lining
- You have ever had or may have breast cancer
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the patches
- You have ever had or may have a cancer that was exacerbated by oestrogens, such as endometrial cancer
- You have any unexplained vaginal bleeding
- You have ever had any liver diseases
- You have ever had a blood clot in a vein or a blood clot that reached your lungs
- You have any blood problems that make a blood clot more likely
- You have porphyria
- You have ever had blocked arteries that caused angina, stroke or heart attack
These problems do not mean that Evorel Conti patches are definitely unsuitable for you, but your doctor must know if any of them affect you.
This list is not exhaustive. It is vital that you read the patient information leaflet for full details on why this medicine may not be suitable for you, before you start to use it. Speak to your doctor if you have any questions.
Can you buy Evorel Conti over the counter?
No, Evorel Conti patches are classed as a prescription-only medicine (POM); therefore they are not available over the counter.
Can you buy Evorel Conti online in the UK?
Yes, Evorel Conti patches can be bought online from regulated pharmacies like Medicine Direct. To buy Evorel Conti from our online pharmacy, all you need to do is fill out a simple online questionnaire for one of our prescribers to review. This is to ensure you are ordering a medication that is suitable for you.
We are fully regulated by all the necessary regulatory bodies in the UK to ensure we sell only genuine and approved medication. View our About Us page to see full details. For your own safety, only order medication online from regulated pharmacies.
Evorel Conti alternatives
Hormone replacement therapy comes as a wide range of different medications. Some are more suitable for some women than others.
Estriol Cream can also be ordered online from Medicine Direct. This topical HRT medicine works by treating the vaginal symptoms that are often triggered by the menopause.
Alternatively, Estradot patches can be ordered and, like Evorel Conti, work to supplement the loss of hormones caused by the menopause.
HRT tablets are also for sale from Medicine Direct. These prescription medicines can be ordered after an online consultation. We stock some of the most well known treatments, including:
- Elleste Duet
- Elleste Solo
To view our full range of medications, visit the Hormone Replacement Therapy page on our site.
Evorel Conti Patch Indications and Dose
Always use Evorel Conti exactly as your doctor has instructed you.
Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor if you are not sure.
Change the patch twice a week. Follow this table as a guide as to the days it should be changed, depending on the first day you apply it:
What if it falls off?
If the patch falls off, apply a new one but do not alter the days you change it. If the patch falls off straight after bathing, wait until your skin has cooled before you apply a new one.
What if I forget to change it?
If you forget to change a patch, change it as soon as you remember and stick to the normal days you would change it over.
Bleeding or spotting may occur if this happens.
What if I use too much?
Absorbing too many hormones from Evorel Conti is unlikely. However, signs that you have taken in too much progestogen or oestrogen include:
- Breast tenderness
- Increased bodily or facial hair
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Feeling tired
How to store Evorel Conti
Store Evorel Conti patches out of the sight and reach of children.
Store at room temperature and keep the patches in the original packaging.
If the patches have passed the expiry date (stated on the label) do not keep using them.
Never use a patch if the protective pouch is open already.
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Evorel Conti Patch Side Effects
Like all medicines, Evorel Conti patches can produce side effects, although they will not occur in everyone who uses them.
Common side effects
The most common side effect, which occurs in more than 1 in 10 people, is a rash or itchy, red or irritated skin at the site of application.
The common side effects of this medication affect less than 1 in 10 people and include:
- Sleeping problems
- Anxiety, nervousness or depression
- Allergic reaction
- Skin flushing or redness
- Varicose veins
- Heart palpitations
- Breast pain
- Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet
- Stomach ache
- Vaginal discharge
- Painful periods
- Back or joint pain
- Water retention or oedema
- Weight gain
- Heavy, prolonged or irregular vaginal bleeding
Tell your doctor if any of these bother you or do not go away.
Serious side effects
If you notice or suspect any of the symptoms listed below, remove the patch and seek medical attention straight away:
- Convulsions or fits
- Blood clots
- Swelling in your face or throat
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
- Severe headaches
- Increased blood pressure
- Hyperplasia, breast, endometrial or ovarian cancer
- A widespread rash with skin peeling and blistering in the mouth, genitals and eyes
This list is not exhaustive. Always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of side effects, as well as guidance on what to do if you get them.
Evorel Conti is not a form of contraception. If you are under the age of 50 or it has been less than one year since your last period, you might still need to use additional contraception to prevent getting pregnant. Consult your doctor if this is the case.
More women using HRT report the following health problems than women who are not using HRT:
- Heart disease
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Memory loss in women over 65 years old
- Endometrial hyperplasia or cancer
- Blood clots in leg veins or lungs
It is important that you attend regular breast screenings and smear tests while taking HRT.
You should also check your breasts regularly for any irregularities, such as lumps, changes in your nipples or dimpling of the skin.
If you are due to have an operation, tell your doctor. You may need to stop using Evorel Conti patches around 4 to 6 weeks before the operation to avoid blood clots.
Evorel Conti may also affect test results. If you are due to have a blood or urine test, tell the doctor performing the test that you are using Evorel Conti.
If you are currently taking or have recently taken any other type of medication, it is very important that you tell your doctor. This includes non-prescription medication.
In particular, they should know if you are taking:
- Medicines to treat HIV
- Medicines to treat hepatitis C
- Medicines containing the herbal remedy St John’s Wort
- Medicines to treat tuberculosis
- Medicines to treat epilepsy
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use Evorel Conti if you are breastfeeding.
This HRT medicine is for postmenopausal women only. Take the patch off and contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should not use Evorel Conti as it can affect the baby.
Always read the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings and drug interactions. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your doctor before you apply the patch.
Evorel Conti Ingredients
The main active ingredients within this medicine are: Estradiol hemihydrate and Norethisterone acetate
For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics
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