Menopausal symptoms and  impact on quality of life

Many women suffer from hot flushes during menopause. This can be a strain especially for working women. It can be very distressing to break in sweat during a business meeting or in front of customers. But also in private life, women do not want to suffer from hot flushes or any other menopausal symptoms.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy or hormone-free herbal therapy?

A lot of women receive a hormone replacement therapy to ease their menopausal complaints. During menopause the body produces lesser hormones, e.g. estrogen and progesterone. The hormone replacement therapy uses chemical hormones to compensate them. Although this therapy is efficient in most cases, not all women want to take hormones due to fear of an increased tumor risk and other side effects.

Thanks to the effect of rhapontic rhubarb, femiLoges® is able to offer reliable and effective relief of straining menopausal symptoms, like hot flushes, sweating, and depressive mood.

Particularly, irritating hot flushes can be treated effectively with femiLoges®, comparable to a low-dose hormone replacement therapy1.

  • Proven efficacy for typical symptoms like hot flushes, sleeping disturbances, depressive mood, and anxiety2
  • Traditional medicinal plant (rhapontic rhubarb): very good tolerability, clinically proven3
  • Simple dosage: only one tablet a day

Proven efficacy

The herbal extract in femiLoges® efficiently reduces menopausal symptoms. This was proven by a clinical trial conducted with 109 menopausal women receiving eithe rhapontic rhubarb extract or placebo. At the beginning of the trial and after 84 days the participants self-assessed their complaints on a scale of 0 – 5.

The results: Compared to placebo rhapontic rhubarb extract significantly reduced the occurrence and severity of menopausal symptoms and was well tolerated1.

Well tolerated

Side effects known for hormone replacement therapy could not be observed. Neither breast tenderness nor alterations of breast and ovarian tissue have occurred. No weight gain was noted.

1Heger M et al.: Menopause 2006; 13 (5): 744-759
2Heger P: Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 2010; 31: 299-305
3Hasper I et al.: Menopause 2009; 16 (1): 117-131

 
  • What is special about femiLoges®?

    This highly effective medicinal product containing the special extract of rhapontic rhubarb:

    •  reduces menopausal symptoms effectively1:
      - hot flushes and sweating,
      - sleeping disturbances,
      - depression and anxiety
    • comparable efficient to low-dose hormone therapy when treating hot flushes2
    • is very well tolerated
    • is safe regarding side effects like weight gain, breast tenderness or intracyclic menstrual bleeding, even in long-term treatment3
    • femiLoges® is prescription-free and available in pharmacies exclusively
    • easy to use: only one tablet a day.

    1Heger M et al.: Menopause 2006; 13 (5): 744-759
    2Heger P: Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 2010; 31: 299-305
    3Hasper I et al.: Menopause 2009; 16 (1): 117-131

  • How to take femiLoges®?

    Once daily 1 enteric coated tablet.
    femi
    Loges® should be swallowed whole with sufficient liquid (e.g one glass of water), preferably at the same time in the mornings, at least half an hour before breakfast or 1-2 hours before a main meal. For further information please refer to the package leaflet.

  • FAQ

    How long should femiLoges® be taken?
    femiLoges® should be taken regularly over an extended period. femiLoges® is well tolerated.

    Why should femiLoges® not be taken without medical advice for more than 4 months?
    This is a precautionary advice. Also herbal medicinal products should not be taken without medicinal advice for longer periods. Other diseases can be excluded by regular visits at a physician. There is no evidence to suggest a long-term intake could be harmful.

    When does femi
    Loges® become effective?
    The symptoms may maintain during the first 3 to 4 weeks. Though, in some cases a reduction in menopausal complaints can be reached within the first two weeks.

    Can femiLoges® be taken when suffering from high blood pressure?
    femiLoges® is a well tolerated medicinal product. It has no impact on the blood pressure. No adverse effects are expected, e.g. when taken with antihypertensive agents.

    Is it possible to immediately switch from a hormone preparation to femi
    Loges®?
    We recommend an intake of two tablets over a period of two months. After that the daily dose should be reduced to one tablet a day.

    What are the side effects of femilLges®?
    femiLoges® is a well tolerated medicinal product. In rare cases allergic reactions, like redness, swelling of the skin or itchiness could occur.

    Does femiLoges® cause weight gain?
    femiLoges® does not cause weight gain.

  • What does femiLoges® contain?

    1 enteric tablet contains the active ingredient: 4 mg dry extract of rhapontic rhubarb (16-26:1); extracting agent: aqueous calcium oxide solution (calcium oxide: purified water, ratio: 1:38 (m/m)) Other ingredients:calcium carbonate (E 170), carnauba wax, cellacefate, bleached wax, lactose-monohydrate, Macrogol 6000, Macrogol 35000, magnesium stearate [vegetable], methacrylic-acid-methyl-methacrylate -copolymer (1:1), microcrystalline cellulose, sodium dodecyl sulfate, Povidon K 25, Povidon K 90, sucrose (sugar), Talcum, titanium dioxide (E 171), triacetin.

     

  • Product labelling

    femiLoges®, active ingredient: rhapontik rhubarb dry extract. femiLoges® is used for the treatment of menopausal mental and neuro-vegetative complaints like hot flushes/sweating, sleeping disturbances, depressive mood and anxiety. Please note: contains lactose and sucrose (sugar). Please refer to the package leaflet.
    If you have any further questions on the use or side effects of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.