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Livial (Tibolone) is a medication used for hormone replacement therapy. Livial is used to treat symptoms of menopause. Livial does not contain the actual hormone but rather contains a substance that breaks down in your body to produce the hormone. Livial relieves the symptoms of oestrogen deficiency and prevents osteoporosis in women who have gone through the menopause and are at high risk of fractures but cannot take other medicines used to prevent osteoporosis. Livial contains tibolone, a substance that has favourable effects on different tissues in the body, such as brain, vagina, and bone. Livial is used in postmenopausal women at least 12 months after their last natural period.
The medicine is available in Livial 2.5 mg tablets, and you can purchase it from Canada Pharmacy.
Take one 2.5 mg tablet every day at the same time each day. Livial tablets can be taken either with or without food. Swallow it with a drink. Never change the duration of the dosage or the amount of the dosage without consulting your physician.
The active ingredient includes Tibolone for HRT.
The other ingredients are potato starch, lactose monohydrate, ascorbyl palmitate, and magnesium stearate.
Before starting Livial, it is very important that you tell your doctor about any other health conditions you may have and any other medications you may be on (including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products). Women taking Livial should have regular medical and gynaecological check-ups. Your need for continued tibolone HRT should be reviewed with your doctor at least once a year. Women with a history of breast cancer in the family should take caution.
Never take Livial during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Livial should be prescribed at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest duration necessary. Your physician will advise you on that. In case of serious side effects, allergic reactions, or an overdose, consult your doctor immediately.
When using Livial, there are some common side effects that may occur. These include: