What You Need to Know About Activella

When and How to Use Activella

General considerations for when and how to use this drug include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day, every day.


  • You can take it with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.


  • It does not matter what time of day you take Activella, although it is best to take it at the same time each day.


  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to Activella
  • The severity and type of your menopause symptoms
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Activella Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Activella

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Activella. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Activella include, but are not limited to:
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Breast pain
  • Headaches
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold)
  • Accidental injury.
(Click Activella Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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