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Fempatch Estrogen Based Agent
Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?
When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?
Starting dose: Most people will use 1-2 mg which are the lowest doses for effectiveness, sometime we go higher if symptoms are persistant. ...Read more
Which brand of natural progesterone cream is advisable to use for treating pcos & estrogen dominance?
Hormone replacement- is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?
Not necessarily: If you still have a uterus, then you need a combination of estrogen and progesterone. The Progesterone can by taken continuously or in a cyclic fashion. Remember, you are only using the minimum dose of hormones to treat the symptoms that are bothering you. Discuss these doses with your doctor. ...Read more
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?
Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more
No: Please try to ignore synthetic argument when it comes to medications. Everything is synthetic unless you pick it off tree or pull it off ground or kill animal. Even clover, soy & yam have to be synthesized into hormone product. Check out my discussion at http://alvinblin.Com/2013/04/new-drug-big-pharma-goes-bio-identical.Html. In meantime, Divigel is only plant-based estrogen made by bigpharma. ...Read more
What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?
Depends: If you have an intact uterus then I would use a birth control pill as it provides both the estrogen and progesterone you need to prevent pregnancy and endometrial hyperplasia. If you have had a hysterectomy than both premarin (conjugated estrogens) and estradiol (estrace) would be fine. The estrogen in birth control by the way is estradiol as well. Birth control also lowers ovarian cancer risk (combined pills only) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry that your: question has not been addressed yet. I'm not expert in the area you want addressed but encourage you to speak with a doctor who is. That will give you the best answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there a quality difference between vivelle (estradiol) brand estrogen patches and generic ones, e.G., estradot 17b?
1000 : 1000 mcg make up 1 mg so 100 mcg = 0.1 mg 10 mcg = 0.01 mg 1 mcg = 0.001 so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose. I hope this helps!. ...Read more
Is it true a topical estrogen & progesterone are better than pill form? If so, which topical estrogen & progesterone do you favor?
Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?
Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill
Premarin-least used: Premarin and its' companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more
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
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