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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) information and treatments for menopause

Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment given to women to reduce the symptoms of menopause. As a woman gets older, her body will produce less oestrogen, causing her ovaries to stop producing eggs. Her periods will therefore become irregular or stop permanently. Low levels of oestrogen will cause a number of symptoms such as mood swings, night sweats, hot flushes, and vaginal dryness. Taking this medication can help to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and help to restore the body’s supply of female hormone levels, allowing your body to function normally again.

euroClinix offers a wide variety of hormonal replacement therapy medications, allowing you to order your treatment safely and securely online. If you have already been prescribed this treatment, you will be able to complete an online consultation with one of our doctors. Once you place an order with us, your treatment will be safely sent to you via free overnight delivery.

Content reviewed on 05-04-21
Dr. Sarah Donald Clinical Lead MRCGP DFSRH DPD DRCOG (GMC Reg: 6099482)

Available Treatment(s)

Elleste Solo and Elleste Duet tablets
Elleste 4.9(80 Reviews)
    • Treatment for symptoms of menopause
    • Can be used to prevent osteoporosis
    • Available in Elleste Duet, Elleste Duet Conti & Elleste Solo (tablet)
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Prices start from £29.99
Pack of 8 Evorel 25 estradiol transdermal patches
Evorel 4.8(131 Reviews)
    • Effectively reduces menopausal symptoms
    • Suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy
    • Can be used for the prevention of osteoporosis
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Prices start from £34.99
Pack of 84 Kliovance 1mg/0.5mg estradiol/norethisterone acetate film-coated tablets
Kliovance 4.6(34 Reviews)
    • Helps to treat menopausal symptoms
    • Can help prevent osteoporosis
    • HRT for women who have not had a hysterectomy
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Prices start from £37.99
Pack of 84 Livial 2.5mg tibolone tablets
Livial 4.8(19 Reviews)
    • Can alleviate symptoms of menopause
    • Used as treatment for osteoporosis
    • Available in a 2.5mg dosage
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Prices start from £65.99
Pack of 84 Premarin 0.3mg conjugated estrogens coated tablets
Premarin 4.8(141 Reviews)
    • Alleviates symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness
    • Prevents osteoporosis in postmenopausal in women
    • Suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy
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Prices start from £26.99
Pack of 84 Premique Low Dose 0.3mg/1.5mg modified-release tablets
Premique 4.8(21 Reviews)
    • An effective treatment for menopausal symptoms
    • Can treat osteoporosis after menopause
    • Suitable for women who have not had a hysterectomy
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Prices start from £24.99
Pack of 8 Elleste Solo MX 40 micrograms estradiol transdermal matrix patches
Elleste Solo MX 5(2 Reviews)
    • Treats symptoms of menopause
    • Used as a treatment for osteoporosis
    • An alternative to Elleste HRT tablets
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Prices start from £39.99
Pack of 8 Evorel Sequi comprising of 4 Evorel 50 patches and 4 Evorel Conti patches
Evorel Sequi 4.6(5 Reviews)
    • Provides relief from the symptoms of menopause
    • Can prevent osteoporosis
    • Suitable for women who have not had a hysterectomy
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Prices start from £68.99
Pack of 24 Evorel Conti estradiol/norethisterone acetate patches
Evorel Conti 5(5 Reviews)
    • Reduces menopausal symptoms effectively
    • Can be used as a treatment for osteoporosis
    • Suitable for women who have not had a hysterectomy
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Prices start from £74.99
Box of Prempak-C 0.625mg/0.15mg conjugated estrogens and norgestrel coated tablets
Prempak C 5(13 Reviews)
    • Effective treatment for symptoms of menopause in women
    • Can be used as a treatment for osteoporosis
    • Available in 1.25mg/150mcg dosage strength
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What is HRT?

HRT replaces the hormone oestrogen that is depleted during menopause to help reduce/stop the troublesome symptoms that women going through 'the change' often feel. The menopause slows down and eventually stops the production of eggs and periods stopping them from being able to conceive through natural methods. The menopause usually occurs in women that are in their early 50's but it can happen earlier depending on genetics, health and other factors. By restoring the hormone levels in women experiencing menopause symptoms HRT is able to alleviate the physical and emotional effects.

You can buy HRT online at euroClinix without having to visit your doctor for a prescription. They have various types including tablets and patches available to help you get through the symptoms of menopause including mood swings, hot flushes and lack of vaginal lubrication.

How does hormonal replacement therapy work?

Leading up to the menopause, a woman gradually starts to produce less oestrogen, resulting in oestrogen blood levels decreasing significantly. This in turn causes a number of unpleasant symptoms to occur, such as mood swings, hot flushes, and vaginal dryness. These types of medications work by supplementing the body with oestrogen to replace the loss of oestrogen and help reduce any symptoms.

There are two main hormones used to treat the menopause and the type taken is usually dependant on whether or not you have had a hysterectomy. Oestrogen is often given to replace the hormone that slows in production during menopause. As well as helping those going through menopause symptoms it can also help slow down aging. With depleted amounts of hormones the body can become deficient in utilising calcium which is necessary for bone and tooth strength. The female hormone also helps to keep cholesterol levels in balance by increasing the good cholesterol.

Some HRT medication also contains progesterone, usually women that have not had a hysterectomy. Women that have not had their uterus removed can be at an increased risk of cancer due to the cells not being released during menstruation. The role of progesterone is to reduce the risk of cancer cells forming by making the lining of the womb thinner.

It is important to know that this treatment cannot be used in place of contraception, if you are still experiencing your menstrual cycle.

What are the types of HRT?

Women going through menopause symptoms can purchase HRT online in different forms depending on their symptom severity, whether or not they have had a hysterectomy and personal preference. The HRT is available at euroClinix as a tablet or patch containing oestrogen alone or combined with progesterone for womb health.

There are three main types of hormonal replacement therapy: oestrogen-only, continuous combined HRT and cyclical HRT. Cyclical HRT is a way to balance your body so that it is able to mimic the usual cycle of menstruation. Oestrogen is constant, however progesterone is only taken up to 14. This causes a period each month allowing the body to rid itself of cells that can collect in women that have not undergone a hysterectomy in the way it would pre-menopause and is a good option for women whom other types of HRT are not suitable for. You can buy Evorel Sequi HRT online containing packs of both types of hormone.

  • Oestrogen-only treatments are only suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy. There is no need for additional progestogen because there is no risk of cancer of the womb. This form of HRT is taken daily.
  • Continuous combined HRT consists of both oestrogen and progestogen. This treatment is usually recommended for women who have not had a hysterectomy but are post-menopausal (have not had a period for 12 months). As the supplement of oestrogen can potentially cause cancer of the womb, progestogen is needed to protect the lining of the womb. This treatment is taken daily, without a break between packs.
  • Cyclical treatment is suitable for women who have not had a hysterectomy, still have their periods and are experiencing menopausal symptoms. This treatment can be taken in two ways. For women who have regular periods, oestrogen is taken daily, with a progestogen taken at the end of the cycle for 14 days. For women whose periods are irregular, oestrogen is taken daily and a progestogen is taken for 14 days, every three months.

As well as being able to get oestrogen alone or combined with progesterone another option is tibolone (testosterone). Although you may relate testosterone to being a male hormone this is a low dose steroid that is able to help women that have lost sexual interest, arousal and satisfaction to regain it. It can also help to reduce the chances of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. It also synthesises oestrogen and progesterone to help combat menopause symptoms and associated health problems of decreased hormone levels.

When should I start this treatment?

Hormonal replacement therapy should be started when a woman begins the menopause if it has been deemed necessary by her doctor. Not all women will require hormonal replacement therapy. The average age for a woman to reach her menopause in the UK is 52. However, women can experience the menopause in their 40s and as early as in their 30s.

What are the advantages of HRT?

The main advantage of this treatment is that it helps to alleviate any distressing symptoms associated with the menopause, including vaginal dryness or itching, mood swings, hot flushes and night sweats, by supplying the body with hormones.

The declining levels of oestrogen during the menopause can also cause the bones to become thinner and more fragile, increasing the risk of fractures. The supplements of oestrogen from this treatment can also help maintain bone strength. This treatment can therefore be used for handling the prevention of osteoporosis, for women who have tried other treatments with no success.

Side effects and precautions

As with all medications there is a chance that you could suffer side effects until your body adjusts. Due to their being many types of HRT at euroClinix you can try different types to find one that suits you.

Side effects for oestrogen medication can include leg cramps, nausea and bloating, headaches and breast swelling and/or tenderness. Lowering carbohydrates, increasing exercise levels and taking the medication with food can help to alleviate the symptoms.

Progesterone can have similar side effects too as with hormones produced natural by the body. Those taking progesterone HRT may also experience acne and backache until their body adjusts.

How to buy HRT treatments safely online

Buying prescription HRT treatment online at euroClinix will enable those going through the menopause to get relief from symptoms without having to see their GP. To get the initial medication a free online consultation form must be completed. This is to ensure that you do not have any health problems or take medication that could interact. Once it has been agreed that the chosen medication is right for you, the prescription will be sent to pharmacy and dispatched same day and you can receive free next day delivery to your door in discreet packaging.

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