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Tibofem Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Tibofem Tablet is a female sex hormone (estrogen). This is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and itching), estrogen deficiency, and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).

Tibofem Tablet can be taken with or without food, but better to take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. It should be swallowed whole with water. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment. The treatment should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as this may affect the potency of this medicine.

The most common side effects of this HRT are abnormal hair growth, breast tenderness, abdominal cramps or bloating, vaginal bleeding or spotting, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. Some of the warning signs and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding, dizziness and faintness, severe headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, pains in your legs, etc.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Before you initiate with this HRT, you must consult the doctor if you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you have ever had a blood clot in your legs or your lungs. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you some diagnostic or laboratory tests to know the effects and side effects of this medicine on your body.

Side effects of Tibofem Tablet

Common
  • Breast pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Weight gain

How to use Tibofem Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tibofem Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tibofem Tablet works

Tibofem Tablet is a hormonal medication. It has effects similar to estrogen, progesterone and androgen. It substitutes for the loss of estrogen production in postmenopausal women and treats menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal problems. It also prevents bone loss following menopause.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tibofem Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tibofem Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tibofem Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Tibofem Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tibofem Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tibofem Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Tibofem Tablet is used as a part of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, depression, and night sweats.
  • It may also be used for preventing osteoporosis in women who have attained menopause and are at high risk of fractures.
  • Take it at the same time everyday to help you remember to take it.
  • It may cause bleeding or spotting in between menstrual periods. Let your doctor know if this occurs frequently.
  • Stop taking Tibofem Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get severe headaches, stabbing pains or swelling in one leg, and pain on breathing. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.
  • Ensure that you regularly check your breasts for any changes and undergo regular breast screening and cervical smear tests while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Do not use Tibofem Tablet if you have a history of blood clots and liver disease. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tibofem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I have been told by doctors I have cystitis also simple cyst in right ovary . What should I be doing its been two years I have this issue
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT hormone therapy helps with cysts. Ask your doctor for a hormone replacement.
Having urine burning problem past month. with the homeop medicine 70% relief i got. now i stopped medicine to have. five year back hystectomy done overies still remain. due to computer work eyes get dried and tired. shoulders also pain. past 1.7 year back pain started. some time hot flashes also come suddenly. all blood investigation and u/s are normal. as per dr. advise take sweet less. hair fall are more. no dandruff.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
It is normal to have hot flashes and these post menopausal symptoms after hysterectomyYou can take hormone therapy if you want however symptoms will recurrent when you stop treatment
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FAQs

Q. Does Tibofem contain progesterone?

It is a synthetic medicine which is used to fulfill the functions of the normal sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone in the body of women. On taking Tibofem it is broken down in our body and functions like estrogen, progesterone and a part to testosterone (male sex hormone). It is prescribed to compensate for the loss of estrogen production in postmenopausal women and decrease the menopausal symptoms.

Q. Is Tibofem a combined HRT?

Yes, Tibofem is a type of medicine used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which is given to post-menopausal women. It is given to prevent the adverse effects on various organs and systems due to decrease in the levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone. It shows positive effect on different tissues in the body, such as brain, vagina, and bones.

Q. Can Tibofem be taken during pregnancy?

No, Tibofem is not to be taken in pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant. In case you become pregnant during treatment with this medication you should contact your doctor and the medicine should be withdrawn immediately.

Q. Does Tibofem help in elevating mood?

Yes, this medicine has shown positive results when given to postmenapausal women as a substitute for the hormonal deprivation. Patients have experienced reduction in the menopausal complaints like persistent fatigue, blunted motivation, and loss of sexual desire. However, consult the doctor regarding any query for your mood problems before you start taking this medication.

Q. Can Tibofem help in osteoporosis?

Yes, Tibofem can help in osteoporosis. After menopause some women become prone to develop fragile bones called osteoporosis which can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Tibofem acts as a replacement for the female sex hormones when given in the post-menopausal phase. These hormones help in increasing bone density. Therefore, taking Tibofem can prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. Do consult your doctor before starting this medication as you might need other supplemental medications to treat osteoporosis.

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