Climara Patch Information:
Climara Patch (generic name: Estradiol 17b) drug is an estrogen hormone used to provide female hormone when the body no longer produces enough, such as when a woman goes through the menopause and estrogen levels drop. Estradiol hormone drug is used to help reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It is also prescribed to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) in people at high risk of the illness. If you are only being treated for vaginal menopause symptoms, products applied locally such as vaginal creams, tablets, or rings should be considered before products taken by mouth or absorbed through the skin. Climara skin patches are also used to treat ovarian disorders, infertility, and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Climara Patch Side Effects:
As with any drug, there may be side effects from taking Climara Patch including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, swollen breasts, acne or skin changes, decreased sex drive, impotence, migraines, dizziness, vaginal pain or discomfort, vaginal dryness, swelling in the ankles or feet, depression and changes in menstrual periods. More serious side effects may include chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, sudden severe headache, confusion, vision problems, pain or swelling in the lower legs, abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain or swelling in the stomach, a lump in the breast and jaundice. If you experience any side effects you must seek immediate medical attention for safety.
Climara Patch Directions:
You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed it you, and there will also be dosage and information on the pack. Climara comes in skin patch form. Patches should be pressed firmly to the skin; Climara Patch should be stored at room temperature away from direct light and heat. Do not wear patches for longer than recommended.
Climara Patch Precautions:
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Climara Patch you should not take it, and should inform your doctor. You must consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, including liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, a history of stroke or circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, any type of estrogen dependent cancer, high blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, seizure disorder, migraines, diabetes, depression, gallbladder disease or if you have had a hysterectomy. You should consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications, as they may interact with Climara Patch including carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, St John’s Wort, antibiotics, antifungals and ritonavir. You should also inform you doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding as Climara Patch may cause harm to your baby.
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