More Details on CombiPatch
CombiPatch is not the only available method of relieving menopausal symptoms. Other options include:
- Coping strategies (such as wearing lighter clothes for hot flashes or using a vaginal lubricant for dryness)
- Other medications, such as other estrogens or combinations of estrogens with progestins
- Natural remedies, including herbal supplements and "bioidentical" hormone replacement.
People who take too much CombiPatch may experience the following symptoms:
- Vaginal bleeding (in females).
(Click CombiPatch Overdose for more information.)
Although your pharmacist must keep CombiPatch in the refrigerator, you can keep it at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, for up to six months. After six months at room temperature, any unused patches must be discarded.
Keep each patch in its original pouch until you are ready to use it. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Dispose of a used patch by folding it in half and throwing it away, out of reach of children and pets (do not flush it). The used patch still contains some hormones.
If you forget to change your patch, simply change it as soon as you remember. Don't forget to remove the old patch when applying a new one.