ELLESTE SOLO ®
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We connect you to a prescribing clinician by secure video link who will spend time with you to understand your requirements and ensure that ELLESTE SOLO ® is appropriate, safe and effective for you. The consultation is FREE and you only ever pay for the medication, if it is prescribed. Medications are supplied and delivered discreetly by NowPatient.
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About Elleste solo
Elleste Solo tablets are a form of HRT (hormone replacement therapy), used to treat the symptoms of the menopause. Elleste Solo contains estradiol as the active ingredient, which is identical to the female hormone oestrogen and is suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy.
Declining hormone levels of oestrogen at menopause can cause:
- Hot flushes
- Sleep problems
- Vaginal dryness
If you have not had a hysterectomy, you will also be prescribed a progestogen alongside Elleste Solo or a combined HRT, such as Elleste Duet. If only oestrogen levels are increased, the endometrium will grow excessively, increasing your risk of endometrial cancer.
Now Patient offers Elleste Solo as a treatment for HRT only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.
Key facts of Elleste solo
- For the treatment of HRT
- Elleste solo has some common side effects which include nausea and headaches
- Elleste solo will not prevent pregnancy in otherwise fertile women
- Do not use a hormonal contraceptive when treated with a HRT
- It can be dangerous if you take Elleste solo with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician
Who is Elleste solo not suitable for?
Elleste solo may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking Elleste solo if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient, estradiol hemihydrate
- Have ever had breast cancer
- Have cancer sensitive to oestrogen
- Have untreated endometrial hyperplasia (an excessively thick womb lining)
- Suffer from a blood clots
- Suffer from porphyria
- Have had a heart attack, angina, stroke, or high blood pressure
- Have vaginal bleeding
- Have liver disease
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have fibroids
- Have uterine problems such as endometriosis or endometrial hyperplasia
- Have diabetes
- Suffer from migraines
- Have gallstones
- Have asthma
- Have epilepsy
- Have fluid retention
- Have high fat levels in the blood
- Are obese
- Have a hereditary ear disorder
How and where to get Elleste solo?
Elleste solo is available with a prescription only. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.
Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Elleste solo directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with one of our prescribers for the treatment of HRT, you can discuss if Elleste solo is a suitable treatment option for you.
At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.
Dosage and strength for Elleste solo for HRT
Elleste solo is available as 1mg and 2mg tablets tablets when used for HRT.
Information about how to take Elleste solo for HRT
Elleste Solo tablets should be taken at the same time each day. Swallow the tablets whole with water, with or without food. If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Read the patient information leaflet provided or speak to your healthcare provider for further information.
What happens if you take too much Elleste solo?
If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much Elleste solo and you experience any of the following side effects.
What are the side effects of Elleste solo?
Possible side effects of Elleste solo are split into common and serious.
Common side effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Change in sex drive
- Stomach cramps
- Fluid retention
Serious side effects include:
- Blood clots
- Heart disease – chest pain passing into the neck or arm
- Liver disease – jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.
If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.
- Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
- You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
- Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
- Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
- You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
- Someone faints and cannot be woken up
Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient
Information about taking Elleste solo at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements
There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Elleste solo. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements or other prescription drugs, such as:
- Phenytoin or carbamazepine
- Ritonavir or nelfinavir
- St John’s Wort
Can Elleste solo taken for HRT be taken long term?
HRT should only be used as a short-term treatment for the menopause. Speak to your GP to review your treatment at least once each year and have regular checkups.
Is there a herbal Elleste solo?
No. Herbal Elleste solo does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.
Can women use Elleste solo?
Women can take Elleste solo for HRT, but should speak to a doctor if considering taking while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Elleste solo?
You can eat and drink normally when taking Elleste solo.
What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with menopause?
You modify your lifestyle in a number of ways, and this may have a positive impact on your symptoms:
- Using a fan
- Cool showers
- Light clothing
- Healthy diet
- Regular exercise
- Quit smoking
Alternatives to Elleste solo
Alternative oestrogen-only HRT include Progynova and Zumenon.
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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