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Can you really buy HRT patches over the counter in Spain?

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KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 12:16:00

WRT to recent shortage

KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 13:52:13

Bump

JinglingHellsBells Mon 12-Aug-19 15:27:01

There arent going to be many people doing this so might be a while before anyone replies.

KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 17:11:09

I know but I can hope - DH's cousin is there right now so I can ask her to try - I just don't want to embarrass her

MadamBatty Mon 12-Aug-19 18:16:16

Yep I’ve bought patches & gel over the counter in Spain. I’ve found that the pharmacy often doesn’t have much stock but can order in for collection the following morning

KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 18:32:15

Thanks - I am asking her to get me 2/3 months so I have a buffer

MadamBatty Mon 12-Aug-19 18:36:14

My memory is that they’re cheap about €5 each. I’d get 6 months.

KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 19:28:39

Eek I have 8 a month!

Abraid2 Mon 12-Aug-19 19:30:01

What about France? Does anyone have experience with getting them from here?

MadamBatty Mon 12-Aug-19 19:32:07

Sorry I meant €5 for a box of 8. So €5 a month

KatyMac Mon 12-Aug-19 20:46:42

Oh gosh, Madame Batty, that's better!!

Thank you

KatyMac Fri 16-Aug-19 18:29:41

My friend in Spain can only get ' Estalis' but it has the wrong proportions and needs refridgerating!

So we wont be getting that

AutumnCrow Sun 18-Aug-19 19:44:54

What sort are you on here, Katy?

KatyMac Sun 18-Aug-19 20:40:43

Evoral conti & I can't imagine doing without them

AutumnCrow Mon 19-Aug-19 13:26:31

The Estralis Continuous 50/140 is pretty similar. Same oestrogen, slightly less progesterone. (Evorel Conti is 50/170, usually, I believe.) The Estralis
leaflet says keep in a cool place out of sunlight - don't put on windowsills etc.

Alternatively I just ordered 12 weeks of Evorel patches from White Pharmacy online for £37.95 - although I'm waiting to find out if they actually have them in stock. (That's 24 patches.) Fingers crossed.

AutumnCrow Mon 19-Aug-19 13:27:34

That's ^^ to @KatyMac

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KatyMac Tue 20-Aug-19 07:32:56

Thanks @autumncrow I wonder why the pharmacy were muttering about ice packs and fridges - my cousin is a native Spanish speaker....so it isn't misunderstanding

@Sailingninja I'd rather keep this thread about HRT in menopause....you can move your post anywhere you like tho' grin

peartree129 Tue 01-Oct-19 19:24:34

Hi,
Does anyone know the equivalent name for Evorel Conti patches in Spain. My friend is able to but some over the counter but not sure if Evopad estradiol hemihidrato is the same patch.

stevensoncl Thu 17-Oct-19 12:59:13

Hi Katy. I've lived in Spain since 2011 save for 2018-2019 when I was staying in Scotland. Anyhow, i was put on Evorel Conti in Scotland and they do not have an equivalent patch here in Spain. Trust me, ive been to 3 pharmacies and the last one the guy brought out the big book to show me. The manufacturer is Janssen and what my gynocoligist, the pharmacy and i have settled on is to buy the Janssen patch called Evopad (50) combined with pills of norethisterone acetate. The Evopad in Spain only contains the estradiol whereas in the UK the Evorel also contains the norethisterone acetate. The latter by pill is 10 mg compared to the patch being 11.2 so it's almost the same. It's the best alternative and I'm happy with it. If you want any, just write me and I'll be happy to send them! Cheers, Cindy

stevensoncl Thu 17-Oct-19 13:03:19

Hi there. I've lived in Spain since 2011 save for 2018-2019 when I was staying in Scotland. Anyhow, i was put on Evorel Conti in Scotland and they do not have an equivalent patch here in Spain. Trust me, ive been to 3 pharmacies and the last one the guy brought out the big book to show me. The manufacturer is Janssen and what my gynocoligist, the pharmacy and i have settled on is to buy the Janssen patch called Evopad (50) combined with pills of norethisterone acetate. The Evopad in Spain only contains the estradiol whereas in the UK the Evorel also contains the norethisterone acetate. The latter by pill is 10 mg compared to the patch being 11.2 so it's almost the same. It's the best alternative and I'm happy with it. If you want any, just write me and I'll be happy to send them! Cheers, Cindy

HeartZone Thu 17-Oct-19 22:48:22

Thanks stevens for the info

stevensoncl Fri 18-Oct-19 00:04:17

You're welcome! Sorry about my typos smile Meant to write *gynaecologist.

allyballybee1968 Tue 29-Oct-19 19:52:40

Hi Cindy
Are you able to send any patches to the uk to us who are in desperate need?
Ally

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