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More information about Elleste
Elleste Solo is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It is prescribed to postmenopausal women to offer relief from the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Symptoms vary between women but generally include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness or itching and loss of bone mass.
Please note, to use this treatment it must have been at least six months since your last natural period. To order online, you should also have been first prescribed by your doctor.
HealthExpress also offers the treatment Zumenon. Zumenon is an alternative to Elleste that contains the same ingredients in the same dosage and has identical effects, side effects and precautions.
Elleste Solo doesn't contain progestogen, meaning that it should be taken with synthetic progesterone in women who have a uterus, but for those who have a hysterectomy, it may be taken on its own. It is available in a 1mg and 2mg dose, though you are likely to be started on the lower dose first.
Elleste Duet (and Conti) contain both synthetic estrogen and progesterone.
Elleste Duet is available in a 1mg and 2mg dose. The 1mg dose packs contain 16 white 1mg estradiol (oestrogen) tablets and 12 green tablets which is a combination of 1mg norethisterone (progestogen) and 1mg estradiol.
The 2mg pack is a combination of 16 orange 2mg estradiol tablets and a grey combination tablet with 2mg estradiol and 1mg norethisterone acetate.
Elleste Duet Conti is also a combination treatment similar to Elleste Duet. However, packs contain 28 grey tablets which consist of 1mg norethisterone acetate and 2mg estradiol.
Elleste works by increasing oestrogen levels to counteract the effects of menopause.
All versions of the treatment supplement the body with oestrogen to compensate for its reduced capability to produce this hormone after menopause.
Oestrogen has a number of functions in the body, and while it is beneficial overall, too much can cause the womb lining to grow dangerously, increasing the risk of endometrial cancer.
Progesterone helps control the growth of the uterine lining, reducing the risk of cancer, which is why Estelle Duet (and Conti) should be taken by women who still have a uterus.
For those who have had a hysterectomy, Elleste Solo can be taken alone or should be combined with a synthetic progestogen for those who have not.
You should always follow the advice of your doctor when taking any prescription medication. Comprehensive instructions are listed in the patient information leaflet - it will be included with orders.
If you have a uterus, you may use a synthetic progestogen for 12 to 14 days while you are taking this treatment.
The 1mg pack contains 16 white tablets and 12 pale green tablets. You should start with the white tablets. The 2mg pack contains 16 orange tablets and 12 grey tablets. You should start with the orange tablets.
The pills to take will be indicated by the strip to help you keep track.
The same pill should be taken for 28 days straight. There is no need to take additional pills or progestogen.
Not everyone on HRT will experience side effects. However, as it is a hormonal medication, reactions will vary between patients.
You should report any distressing or unlisted side effects to your doctor. A full list will be detailed in the patient information leaflet - this will be contained with your order.
The most commonly occurring side effects include:
Please note, if you have a uterus and are taking only an oestrogen HRT, your risk of developing endometrial cancer is slightly increased. You should talk to your doctor about combined oestrogen and progestogen alternatives.
There are a number of conditions that preclude the use of HRT. You should seek alternative treatment if any of the following apply to you:
During the consultation phase of ordering, you should answer all questions honestly and list all medications you are taking.
HRT can increase the chance of you suffering blood clots. You should be aware of the symptoms (cramping and throbbing in the limbs, breathlessness, coughing and coughing blood) and should inform your doctor if you have any operations or long trips planned.
Please note, all HRT treatments slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. That risk is higher for medications containing oestrogen and progestogen. However, oestrogen-only medications still pose a risk. Due to this, you should regularly examine your breasts for abnormalities. If you discover any, report this to your doctor immediately.
Yes you can buy Elleste online from HealthExpress. However, you must first have been prescribed this treatment by your regular doctor.
If you would like to order treatment and get a repeat prescription, complete a consultation online for approval by our doctor. After completing your consultation, our doctor will review your information, and you will be contacted to complete your order.
To start the process, simply click ‘Express Checkout’.
|Active ingredient(s)||Estradiol and Norethisterone|
|Description||Elleste is a hormone replacement treatment used to combat the symptoms of menopause|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||1mg, 2mg|
|Application||Women over 18 looking to relieve the symptoms of menopause|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet per day|
|Drug class||HRT, unopposed oestrogens|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Elleste Duet is a combination HRT tablet that contains two synthetic hormones and is prescribed to alleviate symptoms of menopause.
Elleste Solo is a oestrogen-only HRT tablet most commonly prescribed for women who have had a hysterectomy.
Most women will notice positive improvements to their symptoms within a few weeks of using treatment, but it may take up to 3 months to see the full effects.
You should only stop taking Elleste Duet if advised to do so by your doctor. They will also instruct you how to stop taking it.
Yes, Elleste can cause body weight changes in some women. Consult your doctor if you are worried about weight changes or any other side effects of Elleste.
Bleeding or spotting during the first few months of using Evorel Conti is typically nothing to worry about. However, if you experience any persistent bleeding then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Whilst Kliofem and Elleste Duet are different brands made by different manufacturers, they do contain the same hormones and therefore work in a similar way.
Whilst Elleste Solo and Zumenon are different brands made by different manufacturers, they both only contain oestrogen (estradiol) and therefore work in a similar way.
Some women do delay their periods whilst using Elleste Duet, however you should always consult with your doctor on how to do so safely.
I was a little apprehensive about buying online but this is a repeat order and the product is genuine.Mrs Sk P
Great product. Always the same high quality.Have been using this medication for years,with no problems. Helpfull staff, and very quick service.Always arrives within a couple of days.Jacqueline F
I had made a mistake on my order so Health Express e.mailed me and phoned me to rectify this. I was very grateful and received the items the next day ThankyouSusan N
Very good service and next day delivery. Would highly recommend healthexpressBeverley T
This is by far the best HRT ive ever used. Helps those pesky hot flushes really quickly highly recommend .Alison
For some unknown reason there is shortage of HRT in the UK. So I'm very grateful that you've got my brand on your site. Thank you.Eleanor P
Great productsJane K
Used this product for 6 yrs and seems ok, works for me.Mrs Chambers
Could do with delivery charge being cheaperCarlin B