Users' questions

When should I stop taking tibolone?

When should I stop taking tibolone?

Stopping HRT There’s no limit on how long you can take HRT, but talk to a GP about how long they recommend you take the treatment. Most women stop taking it once their menopausal symptoms pass, which is usually after a few years.

Can tibolone cause weight gain?

Occasionally women report fluid retention and mild weight gain with tibolone- if this occurs it is reasonable to try taking half a tablet (1.25 mg) each day.

What do you need to know about tibolone tablets?

About tibolone. Tibolone works by mimicking the activity of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. It also has some male hormone (androgen) effects. Tibolone helps to restore the balance of female hormones in women who have a lack of oestrogen; it helps to ease symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.

What happens if you miss a dose of tibolone?

If you are more than 12 hours late, leave out the forgotten dose and take your next tablet at the usual time. Do not take two tablets together to make up for a missed dose. Studies have shown that tibolone is associated with a small increased risk of both stroke and endometrial cancer.

Are there any side effects of taking Apo-tibolone?

These headaches may be an early warning sign of a stroke. Estrogen and estrogen-progestogen combined HRT may increase the risk of blood clots in the veins (also called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT), especially during the 1st year of taking it. It is unknown if APO-Tibolone increases the risk in the same way.

When to take tibolone for postmenopausal symptoms?

For the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, Tibolone should only be initiated for symptoms that adversely affect quality of life. In all cases, a careful appraisal of the risks and benefits should be undertaken at least annually and Tibolone should only be continued as long as the benefit outweighs the risk.

About tibolone. Tibolone works by mimicking the activity of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. It also has some male hormone (androgen) effects. Tibolone helps to restore the balance of female hormones in women who have a lack of oestrogen; it helps to ease symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.

If you are more than 12 hours late, leave out the forgotten dose and take your next tablet at the usual time. Do not take two tablets together to make up for a missed dose. Studies have shown that tibolone is associated with a small increased risk of both stroke and endometrial cancer.

These headaches may be an early warning sign of a stroke. Estrogen and estrogen-progestogen combined HRT may increase the risk of blood clots in the veins (also called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT), especially during the 1st year of taking it. It is unknown if APO-Tibolone increases the risk in the same way.

How does tibolone work to treat hot flushes?

Tibolone works by mimicking the activity of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. It also has some male hormone (androgen) effects. Tibolone helps to restore the balance of female hormones in women who have a lack of oestrogen; it helps to ease symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.