Clinical audit of estradiol implant therapy: Long duration of action and implications in non-hysterectomised women

S. Wheatley, R.J. Bell, Bronwyn Stuckey, P.J. Robinson, S.R. Davis

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    © 2016 Elsevier Ireland LtdWe audited the files of 114 postmenopausal women who had been treated with subcutaneous Estrapel (50 mg oestradiol implants). Of the 92 women who received more than one implant, the median number of days between implants was 223.5 (range 49–875), with an estimated median time to return to baseline of 311 days (range 108–1228). Although oestradiol implants can provide an excellent non-oral treatment option, their prolonged action makes patient selection important, as the implants cannot easily be removed. In women with an intact uterus, the continuation of progestin therapy after cessation of implant therapy is imperative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)84-86
    Number of pages3
    JournalMaturitas
    Volume94
    Early online date15 Sep 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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