What is FemSeven Conti?
FemSeven Conti is an HRT transdermal patch for postmenopausal women who haven’t had a period for more than a year.
Every patch contains two active ingredients, an oestrogen called estradiol and a progesterone called levonorgestrel to help provide hormonal balance. These ingredients are synthetic hormones, and help to relieve symptoms of menopause like irregular periods, mood changes and hot flushes.
How does FemSeven Conti work?
When women experience menopause, their oestrogen levels drop significantly. The loss of oestrogen causes most of the common symptoms associated with menopause. FemSeven contains a synthetic version of oestrogen, which supplements these falling levels and reduces menopausal symptoms. But with this increase in oestrogen, progesterone is needed to oppose it so that high levels don't cause problems with the womb. That's why this treatment, which contains both oestrogen and progesterone, is called combined HRT.
If it’s been 12 months or more since your last period, a continuous HRT is recommended. You won’t get a period-like monthly bleed.
The transdermal patch contains the dosage of active ingredients. When you apply it to your skin, it’s absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream. The oestrogen and progesterone are slowly released throughout the day.
What are the benefits of using FemSeven Conti?
Using an HRT patch may be more suitable for you if you struggle with swallowing tablets. The benefits of using an HRT patch outweigh the risks when compared to oral tablets. It can help avoid certain side effects like indigestion and the risk of blood clots is slightly lower.
Is FemSeven Conti the same as FemSeven Sequi?
FemSeven Conti and FemSeven Sequi are similar in that they work the same way using the same active ingredients. However, the hormone schedule they use and who they’re for are slightly different.
FemSeven Sequi uses a sequential method to tackle menopause symptoms and it’s used by women who are menopausal but still get irregular periods (‘perimenopausal’). It consists of two patches used separately in two phases.
Phase one: use the oestrogen-only patch for the first two weeks, replacing it weekly
Phase two: use the progesterone patch for the last two weeks, replacing it weekly
At the end of phase two, you will usually get a bleed.
FemSeven Conti contains the same level of hormones in patches throughout the month, which is why it’s a ‘continuous’ treatment. This is usually recommended for women who’ve had a whole year since their last period.