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Utogestran and Estradol cream

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girlofthenorth Tue 12-Nov-19 09:00:19

Hi sorry my spelling isn't great so I probably have misspelt these two things. After being on Everol Sequi for six months I am going on to the cream and progesterone. It's not my first HRT I have been using HRT in some form for 3 to 4 years. Going onto the new regime due to the lack of patches in production and just wondered how everybody who takes this is getting on with it? And just checking from some of the experts on here but what I have been prescribed is correct. I have been told to take the cream one pump on each arm every day of the month and the progesterone for the last two weeks. Does that sound right? On here I have seen 12 days instead of 14. Thank you.

JinglingHellsBells Tue 12-Nov-19 12:45:09

Just so you know...it's not a cream, it's a gel. It's clear and has no colour. The cream estrodiol is for vaginal use and I assume you have been prescribed Estrogel?

The usual dose is 2 pumps per day (apply to upper arms or inner thighs) and 12 days Utrogestan each 28 days.

Good luck with it!

girlofthenorth Tue 12-Nov-19 14:43:37

Thankyou JinglingHellsBells.
Yes sorry gel.
I'm assuming that the progesterone is equivalent to the very low dose patches that I've been taking but the pharmacist didn't seem to know. The milligram of the progesterone is 100 mg per tablet

JinglingHellsBells Tue 12-Nov-19 14:58:56

Did your Gp not explain the dosage? Pretty bad if they have left it you to find out!

The dose is 200mgs for 12 days so you use 2 tablets each day.

The instructions are on the leaflet in the pack when you get it, or you can google and the patient leaflet info comes up online.

www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/352/smpc

Same for Estrogel- all info is online / on leaflet in pack if you are unsure of anything.

girlofthenorth Wed 13-Nov-19 23:02:13

@JinglingHellsBells thanks I'll do that . No it was practice nurse who's fairly new in dealing with all the menopausal women in the surgery confused- not to dismiss her though she does know a fair amount just not clear .

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