What is Fem hrt used for?
Fem Hrt, with the generic name norethindrone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol, is an oral medication indicated to treat moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause, which includes night sweats, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and flushes. It is also used to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis or bone loss.
This is available in Fem hrt 0.5 mg/2.5 mcg tablet forms.
How does Fem Hrt work?
This hormone replacement medication is composed of estrogens and progestins. Estrogens are hugely responsible for the maintenance and development of the female reproductive system and secondary sexual characteristics. Through a negative feedback mechanism, it also modulates the pituitary secretion of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and gonadotropins. On the other hand, progestin improves cellular differentiation and can generally oppose the actions of estrogen through different mechanisms.
How to use Fem hrt
To get started, read the Fem Hrt information page that comes with this medicine. Do not start your hormone replacement therapy unless you have fully understood the drug information and precautions that are printed in the guide. If you have inquiries regarding this treatment or need further medical advice, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this tablet orally. This is usually prescribed once daily or as directed by your doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food. If you experience stomach upset, it will be best to take it with food. Swallow the medication while and drink a glass of water right after.
Remember to take this medication on a regular basis and exactly as directed. Make a dosing schedule to achieve the best results and to avoid missing your doses. Do not alter your Femhrt dosage as it is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Further, when going outside, you should also wear protective clothing and use sunblock cream.
Fem Hrt Side Effects
Common side effects:
-decreased sex drive
Mostly, the side effects brought by this medication are mild and temporary. If the adverse reactions become worse or do not improve after a while, you should hold your medication and consult your doctor or any healthcare professional. Furthermore, you must report severe side effects, including:
-increased vaginal irritation
-unusual vaginal bleeding
-mental or mood changes
-severe abdominal pain
-persistent nausea and vomiting
-swelling of the extremities
-increased thirst or urination
-sudden dizziness or fainting
-signs of blood clots (chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing out blood, severe headache, unusual sweating, weakness on one side of the body, slurry speech, confusion, vision changes)
This is not a complete or full list of the side effects of Fem Hrt.
Precautions when using Fem Hrt
Before you start taking this prescription drug, you should disclose your complete medical history to your physician. This includes any history of blood clots, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, kidney disease, liver disease, angioedema, clotting disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, hypothyroidism, gallbladder disease, obesity, lupus, hypoparathyroidism, asthma, seizure, any mental or mood disorders. Some conditions may impact how your system will respond to the medication. Moreover, you should discuss all prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal products, and supplements you are taking, for they might have drug interactions with this medication.
Always watch out for an allergic reaction while on the course of treatment. Do not take this oral medication if you have a known allergy to norethindrone acetate, Ethinylestradiol, or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Call for a medical emergency once you notice signs of severe hypersensitivities, such as breathing difficulty, severe dizziness, rashes, itchiness, and swelling of the face and neck.
Avoid smoking or using tobacco. This is because of the nicotine component that could increase the risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and hypertension, especially for women above the age of 35.
Consult your healthcare provider if you will be confined in a certain position for a period of time. This includes going on a long-haul flight or undergoing surgery. Limitations in movement could increase the risk of developing blood clots.
This medication may cause dark and blotchy patches on the face or all over your skin. This could be worsened by sun exposure. Limit your time under the sun and avoid indoor tanning. When going outside, you should also wear protective clothing and use sunblock cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Fem Hrt safe?
This is a proven safe and effective medication.
Does Fem Hrt prevent pregnancy?
This type of medication can prevent pregnancy but is not used as a birth control pill.
Does Fem Hrt cause a low sex drive?
Yes, this medication could affect your sexual drive and ability.
Can Fem Hrt cause vaginal bleeding?
Rarely, this medication may cause bleeding, which should be reported.
How much does Fem Hrt cost?
This page contains information on the cost of this drug.
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about FemHRT (Ethinyl Estradiol/Norethindrone). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about FemHRT (Ethinyl Estradiol/Norethindrone).