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Combination patches

Combination patches

Published on: 05/24/24 11:14 AM

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These are similar to the oestrogen patches but they also contain the hormone progesterone. (If you still have a womb, you will need to take the hormone progesterone if you’re taking oestrogen, to prevent the womb lining getting too thick and to keep the cells healthy).

Combination patches can be useful if you want only one HRT preparation, however it is harder to adjust the dose of oestrogen when using combination patches. Sometimes you need to alter your dose of oestrogen to get better symptom control, but you don’t necessarily need to change your progesterone dose. For this reason, many women take oestrogen and progesterone in separate ways.