This is a type of synthetic hormone, similar to oestrogen and progesterone, which is an effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

It helps to restore the balance of hormones which have been out of kilter as a result of the menopause.

It is a combination form of synthetic hormone which means a single tablet only and is ideal for treating the following symptoms of the menopause:

It can ease many other symptoms of the menopause as well and is suitable for women under 50.

Tibolone is not a form of contraception so ensure that you continue with your current form of birth control until otherwise directed.

Risks of tibolone

There are risks with tibolone as there are with HRT so it is not recommended for the following conditions:

  • History of heart disease
  • History of stroke
  • History of deep vein thrombosis
  • History of pulmonary embolism
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Liver problems
  • Migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Lupus

Mention to your GP if you suffer from any of these.

If you are offered this treatment then you will have to undergo regular check ups to ensure that you are not experiencing any problems or side effects.

Side effects of tibolone

All medicines have side effects and tibolone is no different. Contact your GP if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Seek urgent medical advice if you experience shortness of breath, yellowing of the eyes, chest pain or swelling within a leg.

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