Evalon 1mg Tablet is a female hormone that is identical to estrogen. It is used as a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, vaginal dryness and itching), estrogen deficiency (hypoestrogenism), and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).
In some cases, Evalon 1mg Tablet is also used to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer along with other anticancer medicines. The medicine is to be swallowed with water. It can be taken with or without food, but remember to take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment. The treatment should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as this may affect the potency of this medicine.
Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Before you initiate with this HRT, you must consult the doctor if you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you have ever had a blood clot in your legs or your lungs. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you some diagnostic or laboratory tests to know the effects and side effects of this medicine on your body.
BENEFITS OF EVALON TABLET
In Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone placement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and reduced sex drive. Since menopause can last for several years, this treatment can make a big improvement to your daily life and mood. Estriol is an important hormone used in this treatment. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.
In Treatment of Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in males, but it is highly treatable in the early stages. It starts in the prostate gland, which is located between the penis and the bladder. Evalon 1mg Tablet helps treat prostate cancer by decreasing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This further gives relief from the symptoms of prostate cancer such as difficulty in passing urine. Take Evalon 1mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
In Prevention of Breast cancer
Evalon 1mg Tablet relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from the nipple or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. It works by altering the production of those hormones in the body that are essential for the growth and spread of breast cancer. It may also interact with other hormones or have a direct effect on cancer to stop its growth. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
HOW TO USE EVALON TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Evalon 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW EVALON TABLET WORKS
Evalon 1mg Tablet contains a hormone called estrogen (female sex hormone). It works by replacing estrogen that is normally produced by the body.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Evalon 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Evalon 1mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Evalon 1mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Evalon 1mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Evalon 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Evalon 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Evalon 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Evalon 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Evalon 1mg Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- ST JOHN’S WORT
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Evalon
- Breast pain
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal cramp
- Hair loss
Q. What is Evalon 1mg Tablet and what is it used for?
Evalon 1mg Tablet tablet contains a medicine called Estriol which is an estrogen hormone. It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face), vaginal dryness in women. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and can not take other preventive medicines for osteoporosis.
Q. When and how to take Evalon 1mg Tablet?
Take Evalon 1mg Tablet as per the advise by your doctor. However, you must try to take Evalon 1mg Tablet tablet at the same time of each day, to ensure the consistent levels of medicine in your body.
Q. What if I miss to take Evalon 1mg Tablet?
If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule.
Q. What are the most common side effects which I may experience while taking Evalon 1mg Tablet?
The common side effects associated with Evalon 1mg Tablet are lower abdominal pain, periods pain, breast tenderness, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of uterus lining) and vaginal discharge. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.