Top
20
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Menopause

Share
1

1
What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
1,739 Doctors shared insights

Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


2

2
Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more

5

5
What must I expect from drug therapy for menopausal mood disorder?

What must I expect from drug therapy for menopausal mood disorder?

Which drug?: I frequently use fluoxetine for mood disorders in menopause if HRT therapy itself does not alleviate mood disorders. I rarely have to use mood elevators if hormones are properly balanced during menopause & perimenopause. ...Read more

6

6
One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read more

7

7
I just took my husband's blood pressure medicine by mistake lopresser 25 mg will I be ok. My blood pressure tends to be a little low sometimes however I have been taking colodine for menopause hot flashes and seem to be fine. I have not taken that to

I just took my husband's blood pressure medicine by mistake lopresser 25 mg will I be ok. My blood pressure tends to be a little low sometimes however I have been taking colodine for menopause hot flashes and seem to be fine. I have not taken that to

Usually: Usually taking one low-dose beta blocker pill like. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg usually wouldn't cause any problem even so it will wear off within 24 hours in, see a physician for specific diagnosis and ...Read more

8

8
What is an ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis which may be due to menopause?

What is an ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis which may be due to menopause?

Great question: First, Ayurveda rarely recs a one size fits all answer-so this is hard to respond to- you would need a constitutional analysis to determine your dosha (mind body type) and imbalance. At peri and menopause we are all undergoing vata imbalance so you may be having edema as a response to dryness- try heating herbs- ginger, pepper, and grounding practices like sesame oil massage and shirodara. ...Read more

10

10
I am 50, menopaused since 3 yrs and have a total cholesterol of 281 mg%/ LDL 194 and HDL 60. Should I take a cholesterol lowering drug?

Consult doctor: Your lipid values are abnormal and you should consult a doctor for advice on diet, exercise and drug treatment. It is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

11

11
I'm 67 long past menopause but I've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

I'm 67 long past menopause but I've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more

12

12
How I can stop night sweats? (i'm too young to be menopausal) I get night sweats almost every night. I think it's a side effect of an antidepressant I take. Aside from stopping the drug, is there anything I can do to help with this side effect? Thank you.

How I can stop night sweats? (i'm too young to be menopausal) I get night sweats almost every night. I think it's a side effect of an antidepressant I take. Aside from stopping the drug, is there anything I can do to help with this side effect? Thank you.

Multiple causes: There are several possibilities that could cause this. It sounds persistent enough that you should get a thorough evaluation. Even if it is due to psych meds, adjustment would be important. Might be infection too, which should be evaluated. ...Read more

13

13
What is a good medicine for dry vagina and painful intercourse of women after menopause?

What is a good medicine for dry vagina and painful intercourse of women after menopause?

Estrogen cream: The vagina is dependent upon estrogen to avoid atrophy, dryness, and loss of elasticity. All of these need to be treated to make intercourse enjoyable. All of these are reverted back to normal with estrogen. The fastest way is to use a vaginal estriol cream. Oral estrogen, or estrogen patches will take care of the problem long term. This is only one of the tremendous benefits of taking estrog. ...Read more

15

15
Why do we give anti-estrogen drugs to post-menopausal women with breast cancer?

Why do we give anti-estrogen drugs to post-menopausal women with breast cancer?

Anti-estrogen drugs: Anti-estrogen drugs are given to both premenopausal and postmenopausal women whose cancer is estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive. These cancer may grow when exposed to estrogen. Anti-estrogen medications block or reduce estrogen that is normally produced by the ovaries in premenopausal women or by fat cells, liver, adrenal glands or other organs in postmenopausal women. ...Read more

16

16
What is the reason we give antiestrogen drugs to post-menopausal women who have breast cancer?

What is the reason we give antiestrogen drugs to post-menopausal women who have breast cancer?

Astute question!!: Post menopausal women and women who had their ovaries removed still produce sex steroids in the adrenal glands that are later converted to estrogen. Cancer cells learn how to function with those minute quantities of Estrogens and for that reason we target the estrogen receptor pathway in these women. Thank you for that good question. ...Read more

17

17
I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture. It is almost urine like. Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42. Have uterine fibroids. Possibly entering menopause. I menstruated continuously for about 12 years. I have had many bl

I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture. It is almost urine like. Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42. Have uterine fibroids. Possibly entering menopause. I menstruated continuously for about 12 years. I have had many bl

Those: Those are very atypical symptoms, and I would urge you to see a gynecologist who specializes in urinary issues, to do a complete evaluation. Soaking a tampon every three hours is very unusual. It will be important to be sure your pap smear is up to date, and that it is not actually your bladder leaking, which some women can have happen. Please have a complete evaluation for this. ...Read more

18

18
My mother had menopause 3 yrs bak. Suffers frm osteoarthritis, pain in knees nd feet. Wat diet, medicine nd lifestyle changes can help?

My mother had menopause 3 yrs bak. Suffers frm osteoarthritis, pain in knees nd feet. Wat diet, medicine nd lifestyle changes can help?

Exercise: Regular exercise, increased overall activity (i.e. take the stairs instead of the elevator) weight loss, smoking cessation, and a basic healthy diet (i.e. lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, avoidance of processed and fast foods) are the cornerstones of treatment. NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen) can help but chronic use should be avoided. ...Read more

19

19
Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance I can get pregnant naturally?

Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance I can get pregnant naturally?

Elevated FSH: Since the fsh is elevated, you may have fewer normal eggs than others your age. Still, it doesn't mean that you have no normal eggs. However, the chance for success with ivf or other art procedures is low. Oocyte donation may be your best option. ...Read more

20

20
What is menopause?

What is menopause?

End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read more