HRT swaps to fix supply shortage for UK women
Health / Sat 21st May 2022 am31 06:35am
PHARMACISTS are being given temporary power to make swaps to women’s hormone replacement therapy prescriptions, amid ongoing shortages of some products in the UK reports the BBC.
Products that may be substituted by a pharmacist without a new prescription from a doctor include some gels – Oestrogel and another called Sandrena.
Ovestin cream and a spray called Lenzetto are also on the list.
Hormone patches would be a good swap, and these are in plentiful supply.
Anyone who has questions or concerns about HRT should speak to their pharmacist or doctor, experts advise.
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