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Combipatch (Estradiol / Norethindrone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Combipatch (Estradiol / Norethindrone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Combipatch has an overall score of 5.50. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 7. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Combipatch review by 51 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Menopause
Dosage & duration:   50/250 (dosage frequency: perscribed 2x per week) for the period of 6 months and still taking
Other conditions:   Reynauds Syndrome
Other drugs taken:   Multi-vitamin, calcium
Reported Results
Benefits:   Patient complaints prior to drug were menopause related. Inability to sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, lack of concentration (which may have been intensified by lack of sleep), loss of elasticity in the skin. Although the use of the patch has not helped improve my skin (I didn't expect it to) almost immediately sleep was restored, night sweats stopped, and concentration ability returned, although not as completely as pre-menopause.
Side effects:   The package insert warns of serious side effects such as breast cancer, cancer of the uterus, stroke, heart attack, blood clots and dementia. I had been one determined to go through menopause without the use of any hormones. However, after trying every over the counter, holistic, and wives tale cure for 5 years with no success, I wanted RELIEF. After consulting every possible option, weighing the side effects of each one carefully, the CombiPatch was the one settled upon. I am pleased to say I haven't had one side effect of the drug beyond a sticky spot left by the patch's adhesive. Granted, it has only been 6 months since beginning treatment but the benefits and quality of daily life restored have far outweighed the risks.
Comments:   It is, to my understanding, the smallest dosage available at 50/250 and my doctor suggested I even try applying once, rather than twice per week to see if that was enough to handle my symptoms. It was. The patch is so easy. I only have to remember once per week to change it. And on the rare occasion I forget, the patch loses some of its stickiness and reminds me! Honestly, for any woman truly suffering from constant problems like mine and don't fall into a high risk category, I would wholeheartedly recommend the patch.


Combipatch review by 54 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   menopause symptoms
Dosage & duration:   N/A (dosage frequency: monthly) for the period of 11 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits were to alleviate menopausal symptoms. It did a very good job at that.
Side effects:   Severe bleeding to the point that I was four days away from a hysterectomy. I stopped the HRT to prepare for the surgery and the bleeding subsided and eventually stopped. The hysterectomy was cancelled.
Comments:   The patch was worn on the arm.

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