Are there prescription-free menopause tablets?
You can’t get medical HRT treatment without a prescription – getting hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment that is safe and effective for you requires an assessment by a doctor. This is because there are different strengths of medicines, different combinations of hormones, and different ways of taking HRT medication. So, there are a lot of factors to consider to make sure that you’re getting the treatment that’s most suitable for your body and your lifestyle.
Non-prescription tablets marketed towards menopause – there are some prescription-free supplements available that are marketed towards women who are going through the menopause, such as black cohosh and soy. However, because these are not classed as medicines, they do not have to pass the same rigorous testing that prescription HRT go through. This means that the safety and effectiveness of prescription-free menopause treatments can’t be guaranteed in the same way as HRT medicines can.
Non-prescription tablets aren’t recommended – studies have shown that these supplements can have an effect on menopause symptoms. However, these effects are no better than taking a dummy pill (placebo). This means that most doctors would not consider these treatments successful.
Only buy treatment from licensed sources – we do not recommend that you buy any menopause treatment from illicit or unregulated sources. This is because the safety and effectiveness of the medicines cannot be guaranteed. You should use trusted, regulated services such as ours.