Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Climara Pro
Generic Name: estradiol and levonorgestrel (topical patches) (Pronunciation: ess tra DY ol and LEE vo nor JESS trell)
What are estradiol and levonorgestrel (Climara Pro)?
Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female hormone involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system. Levonorgestrel is a form of progesterone, a female hormone important for regulating ovulation and menstruation.
Estradiol and levonorgestrel is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss) in menopausal women. This medication will not prevent dementia, heart attack, heart disease, or stroke.
Estradiol and levonorgestrel may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
What are the possible side effects of estradiol and levonorgestrel (Climara Pro)?
Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of the following serious side effects:
Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about estradiol and levonorgestrel (Climara Pro)?
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, you will need to have regular physical exams every 3 to 6 months. You may also need breast mammograms. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor. Call your doctor at any time if you have unusual vaginal bleeding.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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