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Generic Tibofem (tm) Tibolone 2.5mg

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Generic Name : Tibolone
Therapy : Women's Health
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Generic Tibofem (tm) Tibolone 2.5mg

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Generic Tibofem™®: Tibolone

Tibolone is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Tibofem™®


Tablet Chemical Name: Tibolone.

Other name brands for this medication
Tibolone, Tibomax, Maxtib, Livial, Sibolone

Possible Uses of Tibofem: Tibolone is used to mimic the activity of the naturally occurring female sex hormones oestrogen and progestogen in the body. It helps to restore the natural balance of these hormones. It is a female sex hormone, sometimes known as a hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Tibolone is broken down in the body to make hormones and it then has an effect similar to combined HRT (a type of HRT containing the female hormones oestrogen and progestogen).

It is used to relieve symptoms that start to occur when the female body no longer produces certain hormones such as oestrogen. This may occur after the menopause, also known as the change of life, or after surgery to remove the ovaries. Tibolone may also be used to stop your bones from becoming brittle. In general this drug is used to treat symptoms associated with a lack of oestrogen in women who have gone through the menopause (change of life) more than one year ago.

Benefits of being on this drug can include replacement of lost hormones leading to an improvement in a number of symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, dryness or irritation of the vagina and reduced sex drive. Tibolone can also reduce the likelihood of your bones becomes brittle and breaking by preventing the bone disease osteoporosis.

Listed below are the typical uses of tibolone.


    Prevention of bone fractures in women

    Treatment of symptoms associated with low levels of the hormone oestrogen in women.

On occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on the above list.


Before using Tibofem: Before taking tibolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other hormone replacement therapies (HRT); or if you have any other allergies.

How to take Tibofem: Take this medication by mouth usually once a day, with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. It is important that you see your doctor for regular check-ups (at least once a year) whilst you are taking tibolone. You should also go for regular breast screening and cervical smear tests and check yourself regularly for any breast changes such as dimpling of the skin, changes in the nipples and lumps. If you have started the menopause you should not take tibolone until 12 months after your last natural period. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day - unless specifically told otherwise by your doctor. It may take up to a few weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor.

Precautions When Using Tibofem: This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: ever had an allergic reaction to tibolone, lactose or other sugars or to any other ingredient in the medicine, are taking oestrogen hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a history of breast cancer or are known or suspected to have breast cancer, had any other cancers that are dependent on hormones for growth, had a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack), heart disease, blood circulation disorders including clotting problems, bleeding from the vagina that has not been investigated by a doctor, severe liver disease, the inherited condition porphyria, endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal growth of the lining of the womb), pregnancy, breastfeeding, Lapp lactase deficiency or poor absorption of glucose-galactose.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially any of the following asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, fitting (epilepsy), gallstones, high blood pressure, migraine headache, diabetes, otosclerosis (a hearing problem), the rare disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), fibroids (growths) in the womb (uterus), endometriosis (tissue that lines the womb grows in other areas outside the womb), high levels of cholesterol in your blood (hypercholesterolaemia), bleeding from the vagina, have relatives who have had blood clots, have close relatives who have had breast cancer or cancer of the lining of the womb, are overweight, have had one or more miscarriage, are not very active because of major surgery, injury or illness.


Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Does alcohol intake affect this drug?

    Alcohol is not known to affect tibolone.

The elderly: tibolone can be used in the elderly.


Pregnancy and breastfeeding - please ensure you read the detailed information below



Tibolone is not safe to take if you are, or are planning to become, pregnant.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during pregnancy whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.


Tibolone is not safe to take if you are breastfeeding.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during breastfeeding whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.


Side Effects of Tibofem:

·  Stomach problems

·  Pain in the abdomen

·  Breast pain

·  Change in weight

·  Bleeding from the vagina or spotting

·  Hair growth on the face

·  Swelling of hands and feet (oedema)

·  Feeling dizzy

·  Headache

·  Migraine headache

·  Feeling depressed

·  Painful muscles and joints

·  Skin problems

·  Problems with eyesight

·  Itching and irritation of the vagina

·  Vaginal infection (including thrush)

·  Increased vaginal secretions

·  Thickening of the lining of the womb or cervix

·  Loss of memory (amnesia, if HRT is started over the age of 65 )

·  Acne

Changes in liver tests (revealed on blood testing)

If any of these persist or you consider them severe then inform your doctor or pharmacist. Further information about other side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • High blood pressure
  • Pain in your chest that spreads to your arm or neck
  • Skin or whites of the eyes become yellow (jaundice)
  • Migraine or severe headache with or without eyesight problems
  • Painful swelling in your leg, sudden chest pain or difficulty breathing

·         Bleeding or spotting from the vagina that continues for more than 6 months and starts after you've been on tibolone for a while and continues if you stop tibolone (this may be a sign of endometrial thickening) Dimpling of the skin on your breasts, changes in your nipples or lumps that you can see or feel.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Tibofem: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious, possibly fatal interactions may occur:

None known.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:







Drugs that thin the blood such as warfarin

Herbal remedies that contain St John’s wort

This information does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using tibolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use.


Missed dose of Tibofem: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless you are more than 12 hours late. If you are more than 12 hours late, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Overdose of Tibofem: Symptoms of overdose include feeling sick or being sick and vaginal bleeding.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of tibolone or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital.


Storage of Tibofem: Store below 25ºC but not in the fridge.

Other Information of Tibofem: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.


1. What is Tibolone (Tibofem) and what is it used for?
Tibolone is a medical drug available to us under the name Tibofem which belongs to a class of medication called Progestins. This medicine is used to treat symptoms of menopause by replacing a certain natural substance in the women and maintaining its level in the female body. It basically balances lack of such natural hormones so that symptoms are significantly reduced.

2. When and how to use Tibolone?
Tibolone is available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth with or without food as per your doctor's prescription. It is usually taken once a day daily. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition, response to the treatment and other medicine that you may be taking for the same or different reason. Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Take the medicine at the same time daily to get the most benefits from it. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed as this may also increase the risk of side effects without any improvement in your condition. Discuss all the other medicines that you might be taking along with Tibolone for the same or different reasons. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

3. What are the side effects of Tibolone?
Common side effects observed while medicating with Tibolone are hair growth, weight gain, nausea/vomiting or vaginal bleeding may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse. There are some serious side effects which must be informed to the doctor right away if observed such as lumps in the breast, mental/mood changes, severe stomach/abdominal pain, unusual changes in vaginal bleeding, breast shrinking/tenderness etc. There are also some severe allergic reactions involved with these medications which require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, severe dizziness or any other.

4. How long does Tibolone take to work?
Tibolone is a kind of medicine that takes time to deliver its effect on the symptoms treated. It may take a few weeks to show initial beneficiary effects on your condition. However, you require 3 months of daily medication to get its maximum benefits.

5. Is Tibolone a safe medicine?
Tibolone is generally not a recommended medicine when used for women associated problem. According to few reports, Tibolone has been involved in an increased risk of breast cancers and strokes. One must discuss all the pros of cons of medicine before making it into use.

6. When is the best time to take tibolone?
Take one 2.5 mg pill each day. You may take tibolone anytime of day you find easiest to don't forget, however try to take your doses at the identical time of day, each day. You could take the capsules before or after meals. You can locate it helps to swallow the tablet with a drink of water.

7. Can you just stop taking tibolone?
Do not prevent taking tibolone because you feel better with out first speaking to your medical doctor. It is vital to take the medication for so long as the medical doctor has instructed you to. Otherwise the problem would possibly come back. When you have any similarly questions on using this medicine, ask your medical doctor or pharmacist.

8. Does tibolone raise blood pressure?
This observe shows that tibolone has no deleterious impact on blood pressure in women with high blood pressure however has contrasting effects on biochemical threat elements. Massive- scale studies are required to determine the general impact of tibolone on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

9. Does tibolone help anxiety?
In our look at, we located that tibolone became advanced to placebo in anxiety and Kupperman index ratings. In menopausal women, the psychological blessings of HT might also arise because of the relief of vasomotor signs and a reduction in vaginal dryness, and this is called the 'domino effect' (2).

10. Can you drink alcohol with tibolone?
Alcohol consumption with this medicinal drug reasons an boom in the threat of breast most cancers. Keep away from alcohol at the same time as on this remedy.

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