Women have been urged to seek out alternative HRT drugs as pharmacists warn of shortages

Stocks of popular HRT pills like Utrogestan, pictured, are running low leading the government to implement the Severe Shortage Protocol which limits pharmacists to prescribing no more than two months worth of capsules

Women who are unable to get their usual hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to shortage shouldn’t worry about switching to products that aren’t in short supply, top menopause doctors advised. Demand for a HRT drug, Utrogestan 100 mg, has doubled in the past 12 months and increased fivefold since March 2021, according to manufacturer Besins. … Read more