Compare Prempro vs. Alora
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Alora (estradiol patch) treats symptoms from low estrogen, and it may have fewer side effects than oral estrogen pills.
- Alora (estradiol patch) replaces estrogen to your whole body and relieves many symptoms due to low estrogen, like hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
- The patch is good for people who don't want to or can't take daily pills.
- Can be worn while swimming, bathing, and showering.
- By using a patch instead of a pill, there's a lower risk of side effects such as blood clots and stroke since lower amounts of estrogen are used in patches.
- Lowers your risk of fractures by keeping your bones healthy.
- You need to replace Alora (estradiol patch) twice a week, compared to other patches that are once a week.
- Patches can fall off.
- Increases your risk of uterine and breast cancer.
- Increases your risk of developing blood clots and stroke.
- Can worsen other health conditions, like high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, fluid retention, and migraines.
- Can't be used in people with liver problems.
- Menopause - Moderate to severe abnormal vasomotor function Menopause - Moderate to severe vaginal atrophy - Moderate to severe vulvar atrophy Postmenopausal osteoporosis
- In women with an intact uterus; Prophylaxis
- Treats hot flashes, night sweats and flushing in women in menopause
- Treats vaginal changes in women in menopause
- Treats low estrogen in women
- Prevents bone thinning in women in menopause
- Vaginal bleeding33%
- Lung infection16%
- Sinus infection8%
- Vaginal inflammation8%
- Breast pain7%
- Back pain6%
- Skin irritation6%
- Accidental injury5%
- Endometrial cancer
Using estrogen for more than one year
- Breast cancer
Personal or family history of breast cancer
...and 1 more risk factors
- Increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Personal or family history of blood clots
...and 3 more risk factors
- Increased risk of heart disease
...and 5 more risk factors
Age 65 or older
- Pancreas swelling (pancreatitis)
High levels of triglycerides