Dermestril is a medicine for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). It contains estradiol, the female oestrogen hormone. When women get older, they produce less oestrogen. Dermestril substitutes the lack of oestrogen in postmenopausal women. It reliefs the symptoms of the menopause. Additionally, Dermestril is also used as transgender therapy. Dermestril comes as a patch that is applied to the skin.
Dermestril substitutes the lack of oestrogen if the forthcoming symptoms seriously hinder a woman in her daily life. Dermestril is used in postmenopausal women with at least 6 months since their last natural period. By substituting oestrogen, symptoms as hot face and flushes are alleviated. Some women can also develop fragile bones during the menopause. Dermestril prevents this from happening.
Another treatment Dermestril is used for, is transgender therapy. Taking hormones will alter the secondary gender characteristics. These characteristics will become more pronounced which corresponds with the transgender’s gender identity.