Prescribing available HRT products

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Hormone Replacement Therapy availability varies currently. Check for available products and keep up-to-date. Supply content is maintained regularly by DHSC.

Prescribing advice

Prescribing advice is contained in two key resources:

These two resources should be used in conjunction with the summary of available products below.

Oestrogen oral preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate tablets

Available as:

  • Elleste-Solo 1mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Elleste-Solo 2mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Zumenon 1mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Zumenon 2mg tablets (Viatris)

Conjugated oestrogen

Available as:

  • Premarin 300 microgram (Pfizer)
  • Premarin 625 microgram (Pfizer)
  • Premarin 1.25mg tablets (Pfizer)

Estradiol valerate tablets

Available as:

  • Progynova 1mg tablets (Bayer)
  • Progynova 2mg tablets (Bayer)

Affected

The following active supply issues exist:

Ethinylestradiol tablets

Approved users can see details in our Medicines Supply Tool for:

Oestrogen transdermal patches

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol

Available as:

  • Evorel 25 microgram patches (Theramex UK Limited)
  • Evorel 50 microgram patches (Theramex UK Limited)
  • Evorel 75 microgram patches (Theramex UK Limited)
  • Evorel 100 microgram patches (Theramex UK Limited)

Estradiol hemihydrate

Available as:

  • Estradot 25 microgram patches (Novartis)
  • Estradot 37.5 microgram patches (Novartis)
  • Estradot 50 microgram patches (Novartis)
  • Estradot 75 microgram patches (Novartis)
  • Estradot 100 microgram patches (Novartis)
  • Estraderm 25 microgram patches (Merus Labs/Norgine)
  • Estraderm 50 microgram patches (Merus Labs/Norgine)
  • Estraderm 75 microgram patches (Merus Labs/Norgine)
  • Estraderm 100 microgram patches (Merus Labs/Norgine)
  • FemSeven 50 microgram patches (Theramex)
  • FemSeven 75 microgram patches (Theramex)
  • FemSeven 100 microgram patches (Theramex)
  • Progynova TS 50 microgram patches (Bayer)
  • Progynova TS 100 microgram patches (Bayer)

Oestrogen topical preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate

Available as:

  • Estring 7.5 micrograms/24hours vaginal delivery system (Pfizer Ltd)
  • Vagifem 10 microgram vaginal tablets (Novo Nordisk Ltd)
  • Vagirux 10 microgram vaginal tablets (Gedeon Richter (UK) Ltd)
  • Estradiol 10 microgram pessaries (Advanz Pharma)

Estriol

Available as:

  • Blissel 50micrograms/g vaginal gel with applicator (Flynn Pharma Ltd)
  • Estriol 0.01% cream (Marlborough Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
  • Imvaggis 0.03mg pessaries (Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd)

Affected

The following active supply issues exist:

Estradiol

Approved users can see details in our Medicines Supply Tool for:

Estradiol hemihydrate

Approved users can see details in our Medicines Supply Tool for:

Estriol

Approved users can see details in our Medicines Supply Tool for:

Progestogen oral preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Progesterone

Available as:

  • Utrogestan 100mg capsules (Besins)

Progestogen topical preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Levonorgestrel

Available as:

  • Mirena 20micrograms/24hours intrauterine device (Bayer Plc)

Progesterone

Available as:

  • Utrogestan 200mg vaginal capsules (Besins)

Continuous combined therapy oral preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate and norethisterone acetate

Available as:

  • Elleste Duet Conti 2mg and 1mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Kliofem 2mg and 1mg tablets (Novo Nordisk)
  • Kliovance 1mg and 500 microgram tablets (Novo Nordisk)

Estradiol hemihydrate and Dydrogesterone

Available as:

  • Femoston 500 microgram and 2.5 mg Conti tablets (Viatris)
  • Femoston 1mg and 5mg Conti tablets (Viatris)

Estradiol valerate and medroxyprogesterone

Available as:

  • Indivina 1mg and 2.5mg tablets (Orion)
  • Indivina 2mg and 5mg tablets (Orion).
  • Indivina 1mg and 5mg tablets (Orion)

Estradiol hemihydrate and progesterone

Available as:

  • Bijuve 1mg and 100mg capsules (Theramex)

Low dose conjugated oestrogen and medroxyprogesterone

Available as:

  • Premique Low Dose 0.3mg/1.5mg Modified Release Tablets

Continuous combined therapy transdermal patches

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate and norethisterone acetate

Available as:

  • Evorel Conti 3.2mg and 11.2mg transdermal patches (Theramex)

Estradiol hemihydrate and levonorgestrel

Available as:

  • FemSeven Conti 1.5mg and 0.525mg (Theramex)

Sequential combined therapy oral preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate and norethisterone acetate

Available as:

  • Elleste Duet 1mg and 1mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Elleste Duet 2mg and 1mg tablets (Viatris)

Estradiol hemihydrate and dydrogesterone

Available as:

  • Femoston 1mg and 10mg tablets (Viatris)
  • Femoston 2mg and 10mg tablets (Viatris)

Estradiol hemihydrate and norethisterone acetate

Available as:

  • Novofem 1mg and 1mg tablets (Novo Nordisk)

Estradiol hemihydrate and Estradiol hemihydrate/norethisterone acetate and Estradiol hemihydrate

Available as:

  • Trisequens 1mg and 2mg/1mg and 2mg tablets (Novo Nordisk)

Estradiol valerate and medroxyprogesterone acetate

Available as:

  • Tridestra 2mg and 20mg tablets (Orion)

Sequential combined therapy transdermal patches

In stock

The following are currently available:

Estradiol hemihydrate and Estradiol hemihydrate/norethisterone acetate

Available as:

  • Evorel Sequi 3.2mg and 3.2mg/11.2mg transdermal patches (Theramex)

Affected

The following active supply issues exist:

Estradiol hemihydrate and estradiol hemihydrate/levonorgestrel

Approved users can see details in our Medicines Supply Tool for:

Gonadomimetic oral preparations

In stock

The following are currently available:

Tibolone

Available as:

  • Livial 2.5mg tablets (Organon)
  • Tibolone 2.5mg tablets (Advanz)
  • Tibolone 2.5mg tablets (Aristo)
  • Tibolone 2.5mg tablets (Strides Pharma UK)

Further advice

Medicines Supply Tool

Latest information on supply issues, actions to take, alternatives to use, and expected resolution dates. Content provided by DHSC and CMU.

Change history

  1. Shortage of Premique Low Dose 0.3mg/1.5mg Modified Release Tablets resolved.
  1. Shortage of Estradot 75 microgram patches (Novartis) and Tibolone 2.5mg tablets (Strides Pharma UK) resolved.
  1. Published