What is Combipatch used for?
Combipatch are estrogen products prescribed manage the symptoms of menopause. These include vaginal dryness, osteoporosis and feeling of warmth (hot flashes). Menopause occurs when the body stops producing enough of the sex hormone estrogen. This occurs as a natural part of aging or by conditions such as ovarian failure.
Combipatch (Estalis) Information
How does Combipatch work?
It works by replacing the estrogen hormones that would normally be produced in the body. Postmenopausal women produce less natural estrogen and this can impact overall health.
How do you use Combipatch?
Remove the packaging from the patch and apply it to clean dry skin. Ideally, where it would not likely be distubred such as the lower stomach or above the rump. Avoid placing it on breasts, places where clothes may remove it or anywhere with damaged or oily skin.
To attach, firmly press the patch solidly in the desired area. The patch should stay on after 10 or seconds of pressure. It is usually worn for a week as per your doctor or or pharmacist's instructions. Avoid using the same patch for consecutive weeks.
When applying a new patch, apply it to a different area than the previous week. You can rotate between 2 comfortable areas each week.
To discard the patch, you can fold it in on its own sticky side and discard it in the garbage. Keep the old patch away from reach from children and animals. Do not flush in the toilet.
Combipatch Precautions and Warnings?
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. Carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
Tell your doctor if you have a personal or family history of the following conditions:
- blood clots
- high blood pressure
- breast cancer
- heart disease
They could grow worse with treatment or affect how the patches work. You should avoid smoking cigarettes during treatment. It can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, chest pain and high blood pressure. You may need to stop taking this during surgery as you may have a risk of stroke or blood clot while you are immobile due to recovery.
You may have a higher risk of experiencing sunburn or heat stroke while taking this medication. You should avoid direct sunlight and use sunscreen and protective clothing.
What Drugs Interact with Combipatch?
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Estalis. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Guar Gum
- Red Clover
- Mycophenolic Acid
What are the Side Effects of Combipatch?
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention for severe side effects.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Estalis online.
- clay-colored stools
- redness of the skin
- persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
- joint pain, stiffness or swelling
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
- vomiting of blood
- tingling of the hands or feet
- Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- inverted nipple
- vaginal bleeding
- rapid weight gain
- lump in the breast or under the arm
- slow or fast heartbeat
- itching of the vagina or genital area
- painful or difficult urination
- sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
- headache, severe and throbbing
- dimpling of the breast skin
- Abdominal or stomach bloating or fullness
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- yellow eyes or skin
- pain during sexual intercourse
- redness or swelling of the breast
- dark urine
- fever or chills
- clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
- pounding in the ears
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of appetite
Is there a generic Combipatch?
There currently no generic equivalent at this time.
Combipatch (Estalis) FAQs
Can you cut Combipatch in half?
The manufacturer recommends that you do not cut the patches in half. It may affect how well they work.
Do Combipatch cause weight gain?
The patches are not known to cause weight gain.
How long does it take for Combipatch continuous to work?
It may take 3-4 weeks to see the results of treatment. Talk to your doctor if you do not see an improvement or if your condition grows worse.