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- Oestrogen-only medication
- Suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy
- Treats symptoms of the menopause
- Genuine medication
- All drugs sourced in the UK
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What is Elleste solo?
Elleste solo is a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), used to treat women who have started to show signs of the menopause.
How does Elleste solo work?
During a woman’s menopause, natural levels of oestrogen production begin to drop. Elleste solo contains the female hormone; an oestrogen called estradiol hemihydrate, which works to replenish a woman’s natural levels and offset the effects of menopause.
What are the benefits of taking Elleste solo?
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 solo, can restore the natural hormone balance.
How do I use Elleste solo?
Elleste solo 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.
Take one tablet each day, at approximately the same time of day, by swallowing whole with a drink of water. The packet has arrows to assist you in making sure you’re taking it correctly.
If you are still having regular periods then you should start your Elleste solo 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 solo on the day after you finish your previous pack.
Many women taking Elleste solo will have a monthly bleed, like a period, while a lot will also experience no bleeding at all. However, if you notice any erraticism then you should contact your doctor.
Elleste solo dosage
Elleste solo contains the active ingredient of the female hormone, oestrogen. The tablets are available in two different strengths and your doctor will prescribe you the weakest one possible.
In Elleste solo 1mg, the tablets contain 1mg estradiol (as estradiol hemihydrate), while Elleste solo 2mg contain 2mg estradiol (as estradiol hemihydrate).
If you forget to take your Elleste solo tablet then you should take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s more than 12 hours late. In this case, you should dispose of the missed tablet and resume taking the medication as normal.
If you take more Elleste solo than you should, then you should have no problems. However, you may have side effects like breast tenderness, tiredness or problems with skin (such as acne). If you are worried then you should contact your doctor.
Side effects & precautions
Before taking Elleste solo, you should always first consult your doctor. You should not take Elleste solo if any of the following apply to you:
- If you have ever had breast cancer or are suspected of having it
- If you have cancer that is sensitive to oestrogens
- If you have any unexplained vaginal bleeding
- If you have excessive thickening of the womb lining
- If you have or have ever had a blood clot in a vein
- If you have a blood clotting disorder
- If you have ever had a disease caused by blood clotting in the arteries
- If you have ever had a liver disease
- If you have a rare blood problem called porphyria
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication
Your prescription of Elleste solo may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware if any of the following apply:
- If you’ve ever had fibroids inside the womb
- If you’ve ever had growth of the womb lining outside of your womb
- If you have an increased risk of developing blood clots
- If you have an increased risk of oestrogen-sensitive cancer
- If you have high blood pressure
- If you have a liver disorder
- If you have diabetes
- If you have gallstones
- If you suffer with migraines or severe headaches
- If you have a disease of the immune system that affects many organs
- If you have epilepsy
- If you have asthma
- If you have a disease affecting the eardrum and hearing
- If you have a very high level of fat in your blood
- If you have fluid retention due to cardiac or kidney problems
Like many medications with active ingredients, Elleste solo can affect or be affected by other medicines. Particular medications that you may experience this with include the following:
- Medicines for epilepsy
- Medicines for tuberculosis
- Medicines for HIV infection
- Herbal remedies contains St John’s Wort.
If you are taking any of the above medications, then you should make your doctor aware so that they can advise whether or not Elleste solo will be the best course of action for you.
Taking HRT medication can increase your chances of excessive thickening of the lining of the womb, cancer of the womb lining, and breast cancer so be sure to pay attention to your body, inspect your breasts regularly and notify your doctor of any changes you notice.
Blood clots are higher in HRT users than in non-users, especially during the first year of taking it. Again, you should keep an eye out for any possible signs of a blood clot and contact your doctor if you notice anything different.
The most common side effects of using Elleste solo include:
- Breast pain or tenderness
- Painful periods
- Problems with your menstrual cycle
- Mood changes
- Vaginal discharge
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Changes in sex drive
If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects.
How do I buy Elleste solo online?
You can safely buy Elleste solo online at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Elleste solo is the right medication for your medical condition.