What is Climara (Estradiol) used for?
Climara (Estradiol) is a trans-dermal patch prescribed to treat or prevent symptoms associated with menopause. The medication operates by being slowly absorbed into the skin and elevating reduced oestrogen levels caused by menopause. This action can prevent symptoms such as hot flashes, loss of bone density, migraines, increased heart rate, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Climara (Estradiol)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging while using Climera (Estradiol) as misuse of hormone treatments can cause unexpected problems. Most women are prescribed one weekly patch that should be reapplied every seven days, but your regimen will be determined by your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Do not self-medicate to avoid causing complications. To apply the patch, simply remove one from the packaging, remove the backing, and apply the adhesive side of the patch to flat areas of skin such as the lower stomach or upper buttocks. Do not apply the patch to skin that is irritated, dirty, or wrinkled. You are also suggested to change the location of the patch when replacing it to prevent irritation. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using the patches correctly.
What are the side effects of Climara (Estradiol)?
Climera (Estradiol) may cause unexpected health problems in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are oedema, severe stomach pain, blood clots, signs of a stroke, signs of a heart attack, signs of a blood clot in the lungs, high calcium levels, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Climera (Estradiol) should not be used in patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have unexplained vaginal bleeding, endometrial cancer, porphyrias, a cardiac condition, angina, recent stroke, clotting disorders, endometrial hyperplasia, known or suspected breast cancer, or reduced liver function. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have history of breast cancer, endometriosis, fibroids in the womb, varicose veins, obesity, high triglyceride levels, hypertension, benign breast lumps, diabetes, history of gallstones, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, history of otosclerosis, history of liver disease, or heart failure. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Climera (Estradiol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Climera (Estradiol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.