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Hormonin

Hormonin is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called hormone therapy (HT) preparation for women. Hormonin tablets are used to relieve symptoms in women going through menopause. Hormonin is a prescription-only medicine.

What is Hormonin?

Hormonin is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called hormone therapy (HT) preparation for women. Hormonin tablets are used to relieve symptoms in women going through menopause. Hormonin is a prescription-only medicine.

What is Hormonin used for?

Many women suffer from physical and psychological symptoms during menopause, caused by declining levels of oestrogen in the body. The ovaries gradually produce less and less oestrogen when women are around 45 years of age, and overall oestrogen levels decline as a result. This can cause distressing symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flushes;
  • Mood swings;
  • Dryness of the mucous membranes (eyes, vagina and mouth);
  • Difficulty sleeping;
  • Night sweats;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Depression.

Hormonin tablets contain three active ingredients: estradiol, estriol and estrone. These are all naturally-occurring forms of the main female sex hormone oestrogen, given as supplements to replace declining levels in the body and help reduce menopausal symptoms.

How to use Hormonin

Hormonin oestrogen tablets should be swallowed whole with some water without chewing, with or without food. Women who have not had a hysterectomy should also be prescribed a progestogen medicine to take with this medicine to protect the lining of the uterus from side effects. Hormonin hormone therapy is available in blister packs containing 28 oestrogen tablets. They can be taken on a continuous basis (no tablet-free interval) or cyclically (for three weeks out of every four).

The doctor will tell you how long you need to take this hormone therapy medicine.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose in adult women is one oestrogen tablet once a day for 21 or 28 days each monthly cycle.

Always follow the prescription exactly – never take more or less than the doctor recommends. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Hormonin estrogen tablets may cause side effects, such as:

  • Breast tenderness or soreness;
  • Headache;
  • Nausea, stomach-ache or other gastrointestinal symptoms;
  • Breakthrough bleeding (spotting) or an increase in vaginal discharge;
  • Muscle cramps.

Most side effects will disappear after a while with continued use, but you should consult a doctor if they persist. It is important to be aware that all women using HRT have a slightly increased risk of serious side effects such as cancer and thrombosis compared with women who do not. See the package leaflet for more information on these and other side effects.

When not to use Hormonin

Hormonin tablets are not suitable for everyone and should not be used if you:

  • Are allergic to estradiol, estriol, estrone or any other ingredient in this medicine;
  • Have a known history of thrombosis, embolism, liver disease, breast cancer or other oestrogen-related cancer;
  • Have a severe kidney condition, blood disease, vaginal bleeding of unknown cause or an overgrowth of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia).

Consult a doctor on the use of Hormonin estrogen tablets if you have a health condition that is not listed above or are currently on medication.

Pregnancy / driving ability / alcohol

Hormonin is usually given to women who are no longer in the fertile age bracket. Women who do not fall within this group should not use Hormonin estrogen tablets if pregnant or breastfeeding. Hormonin estrogen tablets do not protect against pregnancy. If you are still capable of becoming pregnant, you should use a non-hormonal method of birth control as a precaution.

This medicine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.

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