What is Climara?

The estrogen patch (oestrogen patch) is a delivery system for estradiol, which is used as hormone replacement therapy to treat the problems of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, or to prevent osteoporosis. They are also used in hormone replacement therapy for male to female transgender people. The estrogen is given transdermally rather than via oral tablets, meaning that the estrogen patch carries similar risks and benefits that conventional forms of estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy have, but there are also important differences.

The route of administration of estrogens may have implications for adverse effects. For example, transdermal estrogen bypasses the liver so avoids the liver effects that occur with use of oral medications, and has slightly different effects on triglycerides and cholesterol than oral estrogens. Also, the specific type of estrogen is of importance, with transdermal 17-beta estradiol not having the increased risk of venous thromboembolism seen with ethinyl estradiol.

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I have been on the Climara estrogen patch for 15 years now but am concerned about the health risks associated with it. I am, however, on the...

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At your age, it is good to check your hormones levels to get...

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Been on Climara Pro for about six months and love the results. I am 61 yrs. old, past menopause and needed more estrogen to alleviate my severe...

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Hi, physical exercise may not have any relation with the dose of the estrogen , you are using, any how it may due to some tension or anxiety in...

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Hi, I had a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy on Jan 13, 2014 as a proactive approach to being positive for BRCA2. I gave continued to get my period...

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As you are BRCA2 positive with History of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and already on Climara pro patch, the irregular bleeding is not...

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