Does Evorel 50 cause weight gain?

Does Evorel 50 cause weight gain?

Does Evorel 50 cause weight gain?

Evorel Conti weight gain is listed as one of the common side effects of this HRT medicine in the Evorel Conti Patches Patient Information Leaflet. However, a listing of ‘common’ still means that this side effect only affects between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people who use the HRT patches.

How long does it take for Evorel 50 patches to work?

It usually takes a few weeks before you will feel the initial benefits of HRT and up to three months to feel the full effects. It may also take your body time to get used to HRT. When treatment begins you may experience side effects such as breast tenderness, nausea and leg cramps.

Why is there a shortage of Evorel HRT patches?

The Evorel range of oestrogen-only HRT patches suffered shortages at the end of last year. Manufacturer Janssen said this was because of “an unusual increase in demand”, and a “lack of availability of alternative HRT products not produced by Janssen”.

Is Evorel the same as estradiol?

The name of your medicine is Evorel. It belongs to a group of medicines called hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Evorel contains an oestrogen (estradiol) which is a female hormone.

Is Evorel Conti body identical HRT?

The active ingredient, synthetic estradiol, is chemically and biologically identical to endogenous human estradiol. It substitutes for the loss of oestrogen production in menopausal women, and alleviates menopausal symptoms.

Is Evorel Conti a combined HRT?

Evorel Conti is known as ‘continuous combined’ HRT. This is because both hormones in the patch are released all the time. Evorel Conti patches replace the oestrogen that is normally released by the ovaries.

Does HRT make you put weight on?

Many women believe that taking HRT will make them put on weight, but there’s no evidence to support this claim. You may gain some weight during the menopause, but this often happens regardless of whether you take HRT. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet should help you to lose any unwanted weight.

Do HRT patches make you gain weight?

Hormone replacement therapy boosts the levels of hormones lost during menopause. There is no evidence that HRT leads to weight gain or weight loss.