Prescription drug information for Climara

Climara prescription drug information

  • Climara increases the risk of developing a condition (endometrial hyperplasia) that may lead to cancer of the lining of the uterus. Taking progestins, another hormone drug, while using Climara lowers the risk of developing this condition. Therefore, if your uterus has not been removed, your physician may prescribe a progestin for you to take together while using Climara. Visit your physician regularly and report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away.
  • Have yearly physical exams and examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using Climara patches.
  • NOT use this medication if you are pregnant.
  • NOT place the transdermal patch on your breasts or at your waistline where tight-fitting clothing may interfere with its functioning.
  • Estradiol (a form of estrogen) is a female sex hormone necessary for many processes in the body.
  • Climara is prescribed to treat the symptoms of menopause; deficiencies in ovary function, including some types of infertility and abnormal vaginal bleeding disorders; and vaginal or urethral dryness, itchiness, and burning caused by hormonal deficiencies. Some estradiol topical patches are also used to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Transdermal patches release the drug slowly, and estrogen is absorbed through your skin.
  • Estradiol topical patches may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.


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