Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest)
What is Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) used for?
Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) is an oral medicine prescribed to treat or prevent symptoms associated with menopause in women. The medication operates by elevating reduced levels of oestrogen that occur during menopause. This can prevent symptoms such as hot flashes, increased heart rate, osteoporosis, reduced sex drive, or impotence. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest)?
The correct dosage of Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) will be determined by your doctor based on your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A snack or meal may be suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest)?
The use of Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur including coughing, trouble breathing, faintness, numbness on one side of the body, severe headaches, unusual swelling of the extremities, depression, coughing up blood, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) should not be administered to men. This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to its contents, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have diabetes, heart disease, cardiac conditions, varicose veins, breast cancer, migraines, unexplained vaginal bleeding, hypertension, clotting disorders, gallstones, jaundice, porphyrias, or liver disease. Also inform your doctor if you have heart failure, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, high prolactin levels, diabetes, obesity, high triglyceride levels, a history of migraines, a history of clotting disorders, or a history of cardiac conditions. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) 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.
Qlaira (Estradiol Valerate/Dienogest) 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.