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Activella Medication - Uses & Side Effects

estradiol and norethindrone (topical patches)
Pronunciation: ess tra DYE all and nor ETH in drone
Brand: Combipatch, Activella

Activella medications are designed for use in hormone replacement therapy. It is used to treat both the symptoms of menopause, and both are prescribed to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Activella is also used for vaginal atrophy. Estrogen, when taken by itself, poses an increased risk of uterine cancer.

Activella and femhrt Dosage

The recommended dose is one tablet daily.

Uses of Activella and femhrt

  • Estrogen is used to treat hot flushes in women who are experiencing menopause.
  • Various brands of estrogen are also used to treat vaginal dryness, itching, or burning, or to prevent osteoporosis in women who are experiencing or have experienced menopause.
  • Estradiol and norethindrone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Activella and femhrt

Before taken Activella and femhrt medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Activella and femhrt. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Depression
  • Enlargement of uterine fibroids
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Skin reddening
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Activella and femhrt

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to any brand of oral estrogen, any other estrogen products, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in estrogen tablets.
  • You should also tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially such as St. John's wort.
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, then you should tell your doctor. If you become pregnant while taking estrogen, call your doctor immediately.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Activella and femhrt with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Activella and femhrt with the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Clofibrate (Atromid-S)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral)
  • Morphine
  • Seizure medications such as Dilantin, Tegretol, and phenobarbital
  • Steroid medications such as prednisone (Deltasone)
  • Rifampin (Rifadin)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur)
Overdose

After taken Activella and femhrt if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of Activella and femhrt overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding


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