Frequently asked questions about Evorel®
What happens if I use more Evorel® Conti than I should?
It is unlikely that you will have too much of the hormones in Evorel Conti. The most common symptoms of having too much oestrogen or progestogen in your body are:
- Tender breasts
- Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick
- Unexpected vaginal bleeding
- Stomach pain or bloating
- Feeling depressed
- Growth of body or facial hair
Removing the patch can reverse the effects of too much oestrogen and/or progestogen. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using any more patches.
Can I use Evorel® Conti as a contraceptive?
The levels of hormone from the patches are too low to act as a contraceptive. Talk to your doctor for advice on contraception.
What about Everyday activities with Evorel® Conti?
- You can have a bath or shower as normal. Do not scrub too hard as this can loosen the edges of the patch
- You can go swimming. The patch will not be affected
- You can exercise and play sports. However, do not wear the patch under tight clothing or waist bands
- You can sunbathe. However, keep the patch covered, out of direct sunlight
What possible side effects may I experience with Evorel® Conti?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following diseases are reported more often in women using HRT compared to women not using HRT:
- breast cancer
- abnormal growth or cancer of the lining of the womb (endometrial hyperplasia or cancer)
- ovarian cancer
- blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs (venous thromboembolism)
- heart disease
- probable memory loss if HRT is started over the age of 65