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Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Tough in <400 char

Topical cream & transdermal patches for hormone (replacement) therapy appear to be safer than oral.
However, it appears that some of the issues over the last decade re HRT may be due to progestin used, eg medroprogesterone acetate (mpa) or provera. Combipatch uses different one, Norethindrone acetate. I prefer vivelle dot (estradiol) & oral Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (bio-identical progesterone) as possibly safer.

In brief: Tough in <400 char

Topical cream & transdermal patches for hormone (replacement) therapy appear to be safer than oral.
However, it appears that some of the issues over the last decade re HRT may be due to progestin used, eg medroprogesterone acetate (mpa) or provera. Combipatch uses different one, Norethindrone acetate. I prefer vivelle dot (estradiol) & oral Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (bio-identical progesterone) as possibly safer.
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