What is Elleste duet?
Elleste duet is a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), used to treat women who have started to show signs of the menopause.
How does Elleste duet work?
During a woman’s menopause, natural levels of oestrogen production begin to drop. Elleste duet contains two female hormones; an oestrogen (estradiol hemihydrate) and a progestogen (norethisterone acetate); which work to replenish a woman’s natural levels and offset the effects of menopause.
What are the benefits of taking Elleste duet?
Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes (of the face, neck and chest), irregular menstrual cycle, night sweats, weight gain, thinning of hair and mood changes.
These symptoms can often disrupt daily life so using HRT medication, such as Elleste duet, can restore the natural hormone balance.
How do I use Elleste duet?
Elleste duet is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet. Your doctor will aim to prescribe you as lower dose as possible in order to treat your symptoms.
The packs contain 16 tablets in one colour, and then 12 tablets in another colour – you should always start with the one that contains 16 tablets. Take one tablet each day, at approximately the same time of day, by swallowing whole with a drink of water. The first tablet will have an arrow next to it, to assist you in making sure you’re taking it correctly.
If you are still having regular periods then you should start your Elleste duet on the first day of bleeding. If you are not having regular periods then you can start the medication at any time. If you are already on another kind of HRT medication then you should start Elleste duet on the day after you finish your previous pack.
Many women taking Elleste duet will have a monthly bleed, like a period, while a lot will also experience no bleeding at all. If you do notice bleeding, then this could be anywhere from day 21 of your packet, to day 5 of the next one. However, if you notice any erraticism then you should contact your doctor.