What is Tibofem (Tibolone) used for?
Tibofem (Tibolone) is a synthesized steroid used for hormone replacement therapy. It is broken down in the body into three separate compounds which act in the same way as the natural estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that is found in the body. Women are prescribed this medication to help restore the natural equilibrium of hormones in the body after the menopause, and to prevent symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal irritation. It may also be prescribed to post menopausal women to prevent osteoporosis, especially if other forms of treatment are not considered suitable.
How should I use Tibofem (Tibolone)?
Tibofem (Tibolone) tablets should be taken exactly as directed by the prescribing physician. You may be told to take one 2.5mg tablet per day. If you miss any doses, you should take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it has been more than 12 hours since you were meant to take it, you should then skip the dose altogether. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
What are the side effects of Tibofem (Tibolone)?
Side effects of Tibofem (Tibolone) include:
If any side effects occur when taking this medication, you should immediately consult your physician. Other side effects not mentioned here may also occur. Ask your physician about all possible side effects before you begin taking this medication.
This drug may increase the risk of some serious conditions, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, venous thrombosis, heart disease, stroke or memory loss. Discuss the risks of treatment with this medication with your physician before you start taking it.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tibofem (Tibolone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.