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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more

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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Hi, has anyone used levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Many, many people: Many, many people have taken Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and thousands of prescribers including me have prescribed it. I'm not sure what else you are asking. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between cryselle, ogestrel, lo ogestrel, ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). Do they react the same as cryselle?

Whats the difference between cryselle, ogestrel, lo ogestrel, ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel). Do they react the same as cryselle?

Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) had 50 mcg: Estrogen, lo-ovral has 35 mcg estrogen, i never use either of those pills anymore, they both have way too much estrogen in them, I have almost all of my pts either on 25, 20 or 10 mcg estrogen combo pills and I use the 24 day ones not the 21 day ones.Please discuss with your obgyn, generess has 25 mcg, loestrin has 20 mcg and loloestrin has 10 mcg estrogen, the lower the dose the safer. ...Read more

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Which is better for HRT prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Which is better for HRT prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): The whi study, which complicated hrt thinking, used prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) as its estrogen/progesterone drug to study. This particular hrt was linked to issues such as breast cancer and heart disease (although the study turned out to be very unreliable!). New, dependable studies have shown that transdermal (patch, cream, gel) hrt has a decreased risk of breast cancer and heart disease compared to oral. ...Read more

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Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?

Yes.: There might be no difference in the chemical component (estradiol), however, vivelle dot provides a better matrix for a more dependable and reliable delivery of the medication. That in turn will lead to better absorption and more efficacy ...Read more

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Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Prefer Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): Most importantly because it is a patch vs a pill, sometimes for an individual though, one may be better tolerated that the other and one may be more effective than the other. All things being equal, topical therapy is preferable for relief of menopause symptoms. However, Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is probably more protective for osteoporosis ...Read more

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By taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does it affect our skin?

By taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does it affect our skin?

Yes: Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birthcontrol pills like all combination ocps suppress ovarian function and decrease hormonal stimulation to all receptors including skin therefore can decrease acne and cause dryer skin. ...Read more

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How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

Prevent egg release: Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and all birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation (release of egg by your ovary). They also cause the mucous in your cervix (the opening to uterus or womb) thicker which make it hard for sperm to enter. It thins the lining of the uterus which makes it an unpleasant environment for a fertilized egg. ...Read more

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Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Not exactly: One of the 2 ingredients has a different dose for each of the first 3 weeks in tri-privifem, but the dose is the same in all 3 weeks for privifem. ...Read more

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Does an anabolic activator that contains estrone, and estradiol reduce libido?

The Beast?: If you're referring to "the beast anabolic activator, " a homeopathic spray purporting to contain "molecular imprints" of a slew of hormones (including the 2 you mention), amino acids, RNA & dna (?), and a bunch of other things i've never heard of. In sum, it's water and alcohol, and won't have any effects whatsoever (besides your pocketbook). ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that wont enhance depression?

Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that wont enhance depression?

Perhaps: For most people on a low estrogen formulation of the oral contraceptive, it is the Progesterone component of the pill that is most associated with depression. There are many different progestoerones and a different one from the one in orthotricyclin may have less of a mood effect. Norgestimate (in your pill) is usually well tolerated but some feel drospirenone (in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) may be better. ...Read more