Climara is a skin patch that contains an estrogen called estradiol. Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries and maintains many processes in the body. Women going through menopause produce less estrogen and Climara is used to treat menopausal symptoms as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. Climara can also be used to prevent postmenopausal osteroporosis as well as other ovarian disorders.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Common side effects of Climara:
Serious side effects can include:
How does Climara help osteoporosis?
When a woman experiences menopause, her reproductive system creates less estrogen, which leads to many undesirable side effects. Women may notice hot flashes and mood changes, but the effect on bones can be less obvious. Low estrogen can result in lower bone density and Climara patches can supplement that loss of estrogen and put off osteoporosis in some women.