Everol Sequi patches work by replacing hormones that are at low levels as you approach menopause to help relieve its symptoms - this type of treatment is call hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
This is a combined sequential or cyclical HRT, which means you get different hormones at different points in your cycle. The pack includes two types of patches; the first is Evorel 50 (which only contains estradiol) and is used for the first two weeks, and the second is Evorel Conti (containing both estradiol and norethisterone) which is used for the next two weeks. This 4 week cycle is repeated without a gap.
If you take estradiol alone for long periods of time, it can cause the lining of your womb to build up and get thicker, which can cause health problems. This is why two different patches are used. The patches that contain both norethisterone and estradiol help reduce the excess lining of the womb, giving most women a withdrawal bleed (similar to having a period) each month. This should bring up your oestrogen levels which will ease the symptoms of menopause.
Evorel Sequi does not work as a contraceptive, so if it has been less than 12 months since your last period, you should still use contraceptives to avoid pregnancy.
What causes menopause and how do Everol Sequi patches treat it?
Menopause is a normal part of ageing that happens as women’s oestrogen levels begin to drop (usually between the ages of 45 and 55). The lower levels of oestrogen in the body are what cause the negative symptoms associated with menopause. Everol Sequi patches contain synthetic versions of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which work together to replace the lower levels of oestrogen. This helps to reduce and relieve symptoms of menopause and improve your quality of life.
What is the typical dosage of Everol Sequi patches?
Each pack of Everol Sequi contains eight patches:
- 4 ‘Evorel 50’ patches which only contain estradiol
- 4 ‘Evorel Conti’ patches which contain estradiol and norethisterone
These patches contain evenly spread hormones that are passed into your body steadily through your skin.
Your doctor will help define the correct dosage for you. You should always use Everol Sequi as prescribed and speak to your doctor if you have any concerns or questions about your dosage.
How long does it take for Evorel Sequi patches to work?
Everol Sequi starts working right away, but it usually takes a few weeks to notice the benefits.
It’s important to remember that the time it takes to feel the effects of Everol Sequi varies from person to person, so your experience and timeline may differ from someone else’s. If you’re worried that your treatment is not working or may not be right for you, you should speak to your doctor about possible solutions or alternative treatments.
How effective are Evorel Sequi patches?
Evorel Sequi is considered to be effective and works well to treat a range of symptoms caused by menopause. This includes physical symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, as well as psychological symptoms such as depression and mood swings.
It is important to remember that Evorel Sequi affects people differently, so your experience may not be similar to someone else’s. Your doctor will review your treatment with you to gauge whether it has been an effective treatment for you or if an alternative would be more suitable.
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