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Promensil Menopause

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Generic Name: Red clover isoflavones (biochanin A, formononetin, genistein, daidzein)
Product Name: Promensil Menopause

Indication of Promensil Menopause

Promensil is a dietary supplement based on natural isoflavones extracted from red clover. It may be used by women going through menopause to relieve menopausal symptoms, especially the frequency and severity of hot flushes and night sweats.

There is also a Double Strength product available.

Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you.

Action of Promensil Menopause

Studies have shown that in cultures that have diets with an abundance of isoflavones (a type of phyto-oestrogen), fewer menopausal symptoms are experienced by women.

Isoflavones, the active ingredient in Promensil, are naturally occurring plant oestrogens found mainly in legumes such as red clover, chickpeas, beans and lentils. Promensil is made specifically from red clover which contains all four principal types of dietary isoflavones, unlike many other legumes. The isoflavones in Promensil can complement the body’s own oestrogen levels, which typically decline around menopause, and through this may help reduce menopause symptoms.

Dose advice of Promensil Menopause

Dose information

The recommended dose is one Promensil tablet per day. Each tablet contains 40 mg of the active ingredient, isoflavone phyto-oestrogen. This dose produces similar isoflavone levels to those found in populations consuming high isoflavone diets.

There is also a higher dose available (Promensil Menopause Double Strength), as well as a formulation that contains calcium and vitamin D (Promensil Vitality).

Your doctor will be able to determine which formulation is best for you. Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use Promensil, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.


Promensil should not be used under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you:

  • Are being treated with therapy that involves reproductive hormones. These include:
    • Oestrogens (e.g. used in hormone replacement therapy);
    • Progesterones (e.g. used in hormone replacement therapy for women who have not had a hysterectomy);
    • Androgens (e.g. testosterone, sometimes used in hormone replacement therapy).

If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.


Promensil is not recommended for use by pregnant women. However, as Promensil is only recommended for use by women undergoing menopause, it is unlikely that women taking the supplement will be pregnant.


Promensil is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. However, as Promensil is only recommended for use by women undergoing menopause, it is unlikely that women taking the supplement will be breastfeeding.


Promensil is recommended for use by menopausal women, and should not be used by children.

Schedule of Promensil Menopause

Unscheduled. Promensil is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.1


Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 14 March, 2014
Reviewed On: 1 August, 2011

Created by: myVMC