Topical Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT Formulary – Topical Oestrogen

An individualised approach should be taken with each person needing support with the menopause, refer to Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy page for diagnosis and management of people with symptoms of menopause.

Topical oestrogen can help relieve vaginal dryness but will not help with other symptoms such as hot flushes.

It does not carry the usual risks of HRT and does not increase risk of breast cancer, so it can be used without taking progestogen, even if the patient still has a uterus.