1. What Estrofem® is and what it is used for
Estrofem® is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It contains the female hormone estradiol. Estrofem® is used in postmenopausal women, especially those with a removed uterus (hysterectomy) and therefore not requiring combination estrogen / progestogen therapy.
Estrofem® is used for:
Relieve post-menopausal symptoms
The amount of estrogen produced by the female body decreases during menopause. This can cause symptoms such as hot face, neck and chest (“hot flashes”). Estrofem® relieves these symptoms after menopause. Estrofem® should only be prescribed if your symptoms make your daily life very difficult.
Prevent osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) if you are at high risk of future fractures and if you are unable to take other medicines for this purpose.
Experience with Estrofem® in women over 65 years of age is limited.