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What are the pros and cons of transdermal delivery of hormone replacement?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Lower dosages

Pros- more convenient with lower estrogen dosage that does not make a pass through the liver prior to action just like trans-vaginal meds.
. Cons: the same contraindicaitons as oral agents such as dvt, cancer, etc. Swimmers often have trouble keeping the patches on.

In brief: Lower dosages

Pros- more convenient with lower estrogen dosage that does not make a pass through the liver prior to action just like trans-vaginal meds.
. Cons: the same contraindicaitons as oral agents such as dvt, cancer, etc. Swimmers often have trouble keeping the patches on.
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