Femoston - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Femoston

Indications: Femoston 1/10: Relief of menopausal symptoms in women with a uterus. Femoston 2/10, Femoston 2/20: Relief of menopausal symptoms. Prevention of osteoporosis
Contra Indications: Cancer of breast, genital tract or other oestrogen-dependent bleeding. Active deep vein thrombosis, thromboembolic disorders or a history of confirmed venous thromboembolism. Acute or chronic liver disease. Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndromes. Pregnancy, lactation. Cerebral vascular accident

Adverse and side effects

Nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhoea, bloating, oedema, nausea, skin reactions, haemoglobinopathies, headache, dizziness. REASONS FOR IMMEDIATE DISCONTINUATION OF TREATMENT: Occurence of migraine-type headaches for the first time, frequent severe headaches, acute visual disturbances, signs of thrombophlebitis or thromboembolism, or any other possible prodromal symptoms of vascular occlusion. Rise in blood pressure. Jaundice. Pregnancy. Discontinue four weeks before major elective surgery and during immobilisation entailing risk of thrombosis

Special precautions

A thorough examination is required before commencing therapy and at regular intervals thereafter. In cases of continuing abnormal and/or irregular bleeding, a diagnostic endometrial biopsy should be performed. Women of child bearing potential should use non-hormonal contraceptive methods. HRT is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). If risk factors present (personal or family history, severe obesity), weigh benefits against risks. An increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer has been reported with HRT. Monitor patients with epilepsy, migraine, diabetes, cardiac failure, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, porphyria, haemoglobinopathies, otosclerosis, a history of liver disease, uterine fibroids or history of endometriosis

Questions about Femoston

Our experts have answered 3 questions about Femoston

Dr. Stewart Disu
Dr. Stewart Disu
Gynaecologist, Obstetrician
Harrow
All oral HRT preparations are digested by the stomach and yes absorbed via the small intestine. This process is called a 'first metabolism'.

Femoston 1/10 is given initially…
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Dr. David Charles Hunter
Dr. David Charles Hunter
Gynaecologist
Belfast
Yes, unless it is Femoston Conti in which case you should not have regular bleeding. Femoston 1:10 and 2:20 are sequential HRTs which will give you a monthly bleed.
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Dr. David Charles Hunter
Dr. David Charles Hunter
Gynaecologist
Belfast
All hormonal preparations have the potential to affect your appetite. Weight gain is a result of consuming more calories than you burn off, so if you find you are eating more whilst on a particular…
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