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Menopausal Hormone Therapy Shortages in Australia - Update 17 November 2020

There has been a recent shortage of a number of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) preparations and some of these have now been or soon will be resolved:

Oral MHT

  • Femoston 1/10 – resolved
  • Duavive – supply due to be resolved by April 2021
  • Angeliq - resolved 

Transdermal patches

  • Climara – resolved
  • Estradot 100 – resolved
  • Estradot 75 – supply due to be resolved in early December
  • Estradot 50 – supply due to be resolved at the end of November
  • Estradot 37.5 – resolved
  • Estradot 25 – supply due to be resolved at the end of November
  • Estalis Conti - supply due to be resolved at the end of November
  • Estalis Sequi – date unknown when supply will be resolved 

Estrogel/Estrogel Pro

Supply of Estrogel® (estradiol hemihydrate) has now been resolved.

There is an anticipated shortage of EstrogelPro (medicine co-pack containing 1 pack of Estrogel and 1 pack of Prometrium®) in the coming weeks which is due to be resolved by the end of December.

If you require any further information about Estrogel and EstrogelPro, please do not hesitate to contact: Peter Astles, Besins Healthcare, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 02 9904 7473, or for medical enquiries please call 1300 237467.

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