Climara Transdermal Patches
Climara Transdermal Patches is a popular topical treatment for providing oestrogen during menopause or following surgery, where oestrogen production is decreased. It is only intended for short term use.
Climara delivers oestradiol through the skin and into the bloodstream at a controlled rate, similar to what the ovaries produce. During menopause the production of oestradiol by the ovaries declines, which can result in distressing symptoms. Climaraäó»s gradual and continual dose of oestradiol into the body can relieve these symptoms.
As Climara is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the skin, it requires a much lower dose of oestrogen than would be needed in a tablet äóñ where the medicine would have to pass through the stomach and liver.
Climara doses available:
Climara 50 Transdermal Patches 3.8mg (4 Patches)
Climara 100 Transdermal Patches 7.6mg (4 Patches)
Consult your doctor for your specific dosage requirements.
Place the patch firmly on clean, dry area of skin, either on your lower abdomen or buttocks but never on your breasts. Avoid hairy areas of skin or parts of the body where tight clothes may disturb the patch.
Leave the patch in place for 7 days and then remove it and replace with a new patch straight away or as advised by your doctor.
Be sure to apply the next patch to a different part of your body, as you should not sue the same area of skin consecutively.
Side effects may include:
Itching under the patch
Reddening of the skin (usually temporary)
Tender or painful breasts
Breakthrough bleeding between periods
Climara should not be used if any of the following conditions exist:
Known allergy to any of the ingredients
Severe uncontrolled high blood pressureŒæ
Pregnancy or breast feeding
Existing or previous thromboembolic processes (such as blood clots in the legs, stroke, heart attack)
Consult your doctor for your individual situation.