How to use Oestrogel
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How do I use Oestrogel?

This is a summary of the important points to note about the use of Oestrogel. Please read the package leaflet for the full instructions and precautions, warnings and contraindications and always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. 

Oestrogel is easy to use and can be applied once a day either in the morning or the evening onto clean and dry skin, but it is preferable to apply it at approximately the same time each day. 
The gel should be spread over a large area of skin on each shoulder, and outer arm, or inner thigh (see picture below). After applying Oestrogel, wash your hands, and let the area dry for 5 minutes before getting dressed or going to bed. 

** In step 2, if 4 measures of gel have been prescribed, spread 2 measures over each outer arm and shoulder or each mid-inner thigh.

Patients should be informed that others, especially children, should not come in contact with the area of the body where gel has been applied on.
This product is flammable until dry.

Oestrogel dosing schedule 

Oestrogel should be administered once daily for the relief of vasomotor symptoms. 

Your doctor will advise you how many metered doses or pump actuations of the Pump-Pack you should apply. The usual starting dose is two metered doses (two pump actuations of the canister), however up to four metered doses may be prescribed. If after 1 month of treatment the prescribed dose does not provide relief, tell your doctor, the dosage can be increased if required. Your doctor will aim to prescribe the lowest dose to treat your symptoms for as short a time as necessary. If you have been prescribed two metered doses a day, your Pump-Pack will last approximately 4 weeks; if you have been prescribed four metered doses a day, your Pump-Pack will last 2 weeks. 

Reporting Side Effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.