What is Evorel Sequi?
Evorel Sequi patches are used to supplement hormone deficiencies in menopausal women (hormone replacement therapy, HRT). Each patch contains two active ingredients, estradiol and norethisterone, which are forms of the main female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. As women age, their bodies produce less and less of these hormones. These declining levels can cause distressing symptoms, especially in pre-menopause and during menopause itself. The active ingredients in Evorel Sequi are released in the bloodstream through the skin to restore the hormone imbalances to their correct levels, reducing or eliminating the symptoms of menopause.
What is it used for?
Evorel Sequi helps relieve menopausal symptoms, including:
- Hot flashes;
- Night sweats;
- Irregular and/or heavy periods;
- Sleep disorders;
- Dryness of mucous membranes (eyes, vagina);
- Mood swings.
In some cases, Evorel Sequi is also prescribed to prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
How to use Evorel Sequi
Evorel Sequi consists of two types of patches: Evorel patches, which contain estradiol, and Evorel Conti patches, which contain norethisterone. The Evorel patches are used in the first two weeks and the Evorel Conti patches are used in the second two weeks of each monthly cycle.
Evorel Sequi is more suitable for menopausal women who are still having periods. There are other types of Evorel patches available for women whose periods have already stopped or who have had a hysterectomy. Consult your doctor for more information.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose is:
- One patch at a time, replaced with a fresh patch every three to four days;
- Use the Evorel patches in the first two weeks of each cycle;
- Use the Evorel Conti patches in the third and fourth week of each cycle.
The patches should be applied to clean, dry skin according to the instructions on the package leaflet.
Evorel Sequi may cause side effects. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Skin irritation at patch application site;
- Gastrointestinal symptoms;
- Breast tenseness or soreness;
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Evorel Sequi is usually not given to women in the fertile age bracket. If, in exceptional cases, this medicine is prescribed, it should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Evorel Sequi does not affect your reaction time or impair your ability to drive safely.
There are no known interactions between alcohol or specific foods and Evorel Sequi.