What is Tibofem (Tibolone) used for?
Tibofem (Tibolone) is an oral medication used to prevent menopause symptoms in women going through this process. It contains a synthetic hormone that operates by boosting reduced estrogen levels to stop the occurrence of symptoms such as hot flashes, osteoporosis, mood swings, or vaginal dryness. This function may also make it useful for treating endometriosis. Your physician may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Tibofem (Tibolone)?
It is important to take Tibofem (Tibolone) strictly as instructed by your physician to get the safest and most effective results. One tablet is typically administered each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. The medication can be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tibofem (Tibolone)?
The use of Tibofem (Tibolone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects including severe diarrhea, intense skin rash, edema, depression, blood clots, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Tibofem (Tibolone) if you are a male or if you are a female who is pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, if you have had a heart attack, a stroke, known or suspected breast cancer, known or suspected cancer, a history of angina, porphyrias, or disturbed liver function. It is also important to inform your physician if you have other conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment such as a history of breast cancer, gallstones, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, benign breast lumps, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, migraines, miscarriage, blood clots, or if you have hypertension, high triglyceride levels, obesity, systemic lupus, heart failure, liver disease, or reduced kidney function.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.