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Adeel Arshad

Authored on 24 January 2024 by Adeel Arshad,

Reviewed 24 January 2024 by Dr Ruch Karunadasa.

Evorel Conti Patches

HRT medication

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for women who have not had a period (menstrual bleed) for at least 18 months. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis in women who have had the menopause and are most likely to have bone problems.

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What are Evorel Conti Patches?

Evorel Conti Patches are used for the symptoms of the menopause. It is suitable for women who have not had a period (menstrual bleed) for at least 18 months.

It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (fragile bones) in women who have had the menopause and are most likely to have bone problems. Evorel Conti is only used if other medicines for osteoporosis have been tried first and they have not worked

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How do you use Evorel Conti patches?

Evorel Conti patches are applied to the skin twice weekly. Evorel Conti should be applied to the skin as soon as it is removed from the wrapper. Recommended application sites are on clean, dry, healthy, intact skin and each application should be made to a slightly different area of skin on the trunk below waistline. Evorel should not be applied on or near the breasts, on the same area of skin twice in a row, under elasticated areas or a tight waistband. Most women prefer to wear the patch on the thigh or bottom.

Evorel Conti patches should remain in place during bathing and showering. Should it fall off during bathing or showering the patient should wait until he skin cools before applying a replacement patch. Should a patch fall off at other times it should be replaced immediately.

If you forget to change the patch, change it as soon as you remember and then keep to your original 'patchchange' days. You may get some bleeding and spotting like a period during this time.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet

If you use more Evorel Conti than you should

It is unlikely that you will have too much of the hormones in Evorel Conti. The most common symptoms of having too much oestrogen or progestogen in your body are:

  • Tender breasts
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick
  • Unexpected vaginal bleeding
  • Feeling depressed
  • Tiredness
  • Acne
  • Growth of body or facial hair

Removing the patch can reverse the effects of too much oestrogen and/or progestogen. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using any more patches.

Contraception while using Evorel Conti

The levels of hormone from the patches are too low to act as a contraceptive. Use non-hormonal contraceptive methods (such as a condom, diaphragm or coil) until your periods have completely stopped.

Side effects

Very common (1 in 10 people or more):

  • Irritated, itchy, red skin and rash where the patch is applied

Common (1 in 10 people or less):

  • Allergic reaction (hypersensitvity)
  • Being unable to sleep
  • Feeling depressed, nervous or anxious
  • Headache
  • Being aware of your heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Varicose veins
  • Flushing, skin reddening
  • Breast pain
  • Numb or tingling hands orfeet
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache
  • Pain including pain in the back or joints
  • Painful periods
  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Irregular, heavy or prolonged bleeding from the vagina, including after sex
  • Water retention or build-up of fluid under the skin (oedema)
  • Feeling tired
  • Weight gain

Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):

  • Vaginal infections such as thrush
  • Less interest in sex than usual
  • Wind
  • Itchy skin
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the hands and feet (peripheral oedema)
  • Muscle pain

This is only a summary, please refer to patient information leaflet provided or link below for comprehensive list. Patient Information Leaflet

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Do not use Evorel Conti if:

  • You are allergic to anything in the patches
  • You have (or have ever had), or think you may have, breast cancer
  • You have (or are suspected of having) or ever had a cancer that was made worse by oestrogens (such as endometrial cancer)
  • You have a thickening of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia) which has not been treated
  • You have vaginal bleeding you cannot explain
  • You have ever had blood clots in a vein (thrombosis), such as in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or a blood clot that has travelled to your lung (pulmonary embolism)
  • You have problems with your blood which increases the likelihood of developing a blood clot (thrombosis) (such as protein C, protein S or antithrombin deficiency)
  • You have (or have ever had) a liver disease and your liver functiontests have not returned to normal
  • You have ever had blocked arteries (arterial thrombo-embolic disease) that gave you angina or a heart attack resulted in a stroke
  • You have a blood problem called "porphyria"
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