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Esterified Estrogens And Methylestosterone Medication
Is there a replacement drug for prescription estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
Yes: Generic equivalents include Covaryx and EEMT. There are alsomany compounded creams, gels, sprays, etc. Compounded drugs are made by a local compounding pharmacy based on a prescription written by your doctor. The advantage is that your doctor can adjust the dose and ratio to your unique needs since one or two sizes do not fit all women. Best wishes ...Read more
Yes for most women: The generic of Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is called ee-mt (ethinyl Estradiol / methyl-testosterone). For many women this medication will decrease menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, etc}. It will also improve libido for many women as well. Long term benefits of hormone replacement therapy include decreased risk for stroke, mi, colon cancer, alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis. ...Read more
Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more
What is the comparable/equivalent to estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hs? I would like to match it as best I can since it currently is unavailable and I did quite well on it
Syntest: There was a generic available, called syntest. Same doseage. I believe this is still available, check with your pharmacy. ...Read more
What is the definition or description of: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) allergy?
Allergy: There is not a specific allergic reaction to specific drugs. Typical allergic reactions range from hives, swelling of the throat or inability to breath. Some people experience negative side effects from drugs such as nausea, irritability, itching but this is not an allergic reaction and rather just a side effect ...Read more
Can you recommend a replacement for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) h.S. That does not cause weight gain?
32 f, had total hysterectomy at 29. Taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) 1.25/2.5 since w/ no problems. Suddenly very sore boobs, weepy, bloated. Why?
Need for a check up: You should consider local irritation, infection ANS canot rule out neoplasm. Please see a breast specialist. ...Read more
Can I stop hormone replacement therapy cold turkey or should I wean myself off of it have been taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) HS for many years. I am now 53 and want to stop
I have been trying to get my hormones balanced. How risky are drugs like menest (esterified estrogens)?
Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?
Took estratest HS for years with good results. Now on Premarin (conjugated estrogens). 625. Don't like it. Which is the closest HRT to estratest HS with no weight gain?
Testosterone: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) had a hefty dose of testosterone for women, which is why you liked it -- but it isn't the healthiest drug for women to take because of the testosterone. It's no longer available on the us market. The estrogen you're taking is one half of the dose that was in estratest, (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) again probably having something to do with you're not liking it. Talk with your gyn. There is disagrement re estrogen tx. ...Read more
Different derivation: Esterified estrogens are synthetic plant derived (eg manufactured from soy beans) where as conjugated estrogens are blended estrogens from natural preparations (eg urine from pregnant mares) or synthetic derivatives of these natural preparations. Some studies have shown risk of blood clots may be less with esterified preparations but this is not definitive. ...Read more
Chemical structures: Esterified Estrogens are chemically different and most often are plant derived. The Conjugated Estrogens are a group of Estrogens that come from horses. There are several different forms of estrogen in the conjugated group. All Estrogens bind to the estrogen receptor and produce an estrogenic effect. Each estrogen though has different potency characteristics in it's receptor effect. ...Read more
Estrogen: Hi. Esterification is a specific type of conjugation. Conjugation is a general term that means adding a chemical group onto a chemical entity (often a hydroxyl group, -OH) of a molecule. Esterified estrogen is of the form R-COO-R', where R is a fatty acid and R' is estrogen, just in case you're into that chemistry stuff! Details! :-) ...Read more
A type of hormone: Conjugated Estrogens are a form of Estrogens that do occur naturally and be absorbed when taken in pill form. ...Read more
Evista (raloxifene): Some that use Evista (raloxifene) note the increase menopausal side effects ie hot flushes Evista (raloxifene) possible decrease risk of breast cancer. ...Read more
Is the medication trimethylglycine safe to be taken to treat excess estrogen in a person with pcos?
Will taking estrogen lower the effectiveness of Depo-Provera since it is a pro estrogen medication?
No: Depoprovera is a progestin used by itself, not with a estrogen, for contraception. I could find no interaction with estrogen on an interaction check. If you are receiving Depoprovera injections for contraception, please inform your health care provider, and do not take any meds that have not been prescribed for you. ...Read more
Is there ay medication I can take to reduce gynecomastia in my chest, the doctor said that my estrogen level is just a bit over that normal?
Wait it out: If it persists after 21yrs. Then see a plastic surgeon ...Read more