Femoston Conti works due to the active ingredients in the tablets which are hormones. The oestrogen, which is known as estradiol, replaces the oestrogen lost naturally after menopause. This can help treat menopause symptoms. Progestogen is also given to replace progesterone in the body.
Too much oestrogen can cause the lining of your womb to get thicker. This could cause side effects and increase the risk of some female cancers. Progestogen can break down the lining of your womb, decreasing this risk. This is why women who still have a womb should take combined HRT.
Common menopause symptoms and how Femoston Conti treats them
Femoston Conti can help to treat common menopause symptoms, such as:
- pain during or after sex
- hot flushes
- vaginal dryness
- vaginal discomfort
- night sweats
- mood swings
Menopause symptoms are caused by a drop in your oestrogen levels. When you take Femoston Conti, your missing oestrogen will be replaced, improving your symptoms.
Femoston Conti dosages
Femoston Conti comes in 2 different dosages which are 1mg/5mg and 0.5mg/2.5mg. When using HRT, your doctor will prescribe you the lowest dose you need to control your symptoms.
Femoston Conti 1mg/5mg
Femoston Conti 1mg/5mg contains 1mg of the active ingredient oestrogen and 5mg of the active ingredient progestogen. It is used if the 0.5mg/2.5mg tablets are not enough to control your menopause symptoms, or you have been on a higher dose of HRT before. One tablet is taken at the same time every day, with water.
Femoston Conti 0.5mg/2.5mg
Femoston Conti 0.5mg/2.5mg contains 0.5mg of oestrogen and 2.5mg of progestogen. This tablet will usually be prescribed first to treat your menopause symptoms. If it does not work, you may be prescribed with the higher dose tablets. The tablet should be taken once every day, with or without food and with a glass of water. It is best to take it at the same time every day.
How long does it take for Femoston Conti to work?
Any HRT can take a few weeks to a few months to work properly, as your body needs to get used to the medication. You should start to feel the benefit of taking Femoston Conti within a few weeks of treatment, but it may take 2 or 3 months to get the best effect.
How effective is Femoston Conti?
Femoston Conti is an effective treatment for menopause, especially when compared to taking no HRT at all. A study in 2008 showed that taking combined HRT tablets for 1 year can decrease symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats.
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