What is it used for?
Estrofem is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used for the short-term symptomatic treatment of women who have had their womb surgically removed (which is called hysterectomy) and who have signs and symptoms of estrogen deficiency.
How is it given?
Take one tablet a day, preferably at the same time each day, until all 28 tablets have been taken. Swallow each tablet with a glass of water. When you have finished each pack, start the next pack immediately.
What are the common side effects?
The following diseases are reported more often in women using HRT compared to women not using HRT: breast cancer; abnormal growth or cancer of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia or cancer); ovarian cancer; blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism); heart disease; stroke; probable memory loss if HRT is started over the age of 65.