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Order Elleste HRT online at 121doc to treat the symptoms of menopause

  • Elleste Solo and Elleste Duet tablets
  • Pack of 84 Elleste Solo 1mg estradiol hemihydrate tablets with blister packs
  • Pack of 84 Elleste Duet 1mg with blister packs (each containing 16 tablets of 1mg estradiol hemihydrate and 12 tablets of 1mg estradiol hemihydrate/1mg norethisterone acetate)
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Dr. Anju Verma
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How Elleste works

Elleste Solo, Duet and Conti all work by dealing with the causes of symptoms that are associated with menopause, which include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal itching and vaginal dryness. Patients experience these symptoms because oestrogen levels fall, but taking treatments can stabilise these levels, restoring hormonal balance.

Oestrogen, although helpful, can cause the womb lining to grow uninhibited, increasing the risk of cancer, which is why it's important to use progestogen to monitor this growth if you've not had a hysterectomy. In this case Elleste Duet and Duet Conti are better options.

Who can take it?

Most women can use these treatments safely if a doctor has recommended it to them. Elleste Duet and Conti are better options if you have not had a hysterectomy. Elleste Solo is safe to use without progestogen if you have already had a hysterectomy.

Reasons why your doctor may not have recommended you this medication are: if you've had a history of oestrogen-dependent cancers, you have liver disease; issues with blood clotting or you have or have had breast cancer.

The doses available

Elleste Solo, with just estradiol is available in a 1mg and 2mg dose and, just like with most HRT treatments you'll be started off on the smallest dose. Elleste Solo is also available in a patch form.

Elleste Duet comes in a 1mg dose and 2mg dose. The 1mg pack has 16 white estradiol capsules and 12 green ones. The white ones have just oestrogen and the green ones have a combination of both progestogen and oestrogen. The 2mg pack has 16 orange tablets and 12 grey tablets. The orange tablets contain 2mg estradiol and the grey ones have 2mg estradiol and 1mg norethisterone acetate.

Elleste Duet Conti requires you to take the same tablet for a total of 28 days. Each tablet has 1mg norethisterone ane 2mg estradiol.

How is Elleste taken?

Solo requires you to take the same tablet once a day for 28 days, without a break. Your doctor may prescribe clinical progestogen, to be taken alongside this treatment for 14 days, if you still have a womb.

Duet should also be taken for a total of 28 days without a break between pill packs, but contains 16 oestrogen tablets and 12 progestogen tablets that should be taken in sequence.

Taking Duet Conti is just as straightforward as taking Solo, so the same grey tablet should be taken daily for 28 days, without a break.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are always a risk when taking HRT. Some women may experience changes in mood, nausea, indigestion, fluid retention, leg cramps or acne, which are milder side effects that tend to go away as you become accustomed to the HRT medication. However these side effects shouldn't be a worry if you are using the right treatment and you are visiting a doctor on a regular basis.

Is Elleste available online?

You can order all three Elleste treatments at 121doc with the help of our online consultation service. However, we ask that you only order these treatments from us if they've already been recommended to you by your doctor and you are going for regular check-ups. All consultations are free of charge and will be reviewed in confidence by our doctor. If they feel that you can use the treatment you have chosen safely, a prescription will be issued and then sent to our pharmacy from where your medicine will be shipped for overnight delivery at no extra charge.

Treatment Information
Product Name: Elleste
Active Ingredient(s): Estradiol and Norethisterone
Manufacturer: Meda
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 1 mg, 2 mg
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Application: Women over 18 looking to relieve the symptoms of menopause
Posology: Take 1 tablet per day
Description: Elleste is a hormone replacement treatment used to combat the symptoms of menopause
Drug class: HRT, unopposed oestrogens
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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