Treats low estrogen and relieves menopause symptoms.
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Menest (Esterified Estrogen) relieves menopausal symptoms. It's an oral hormone replacement, so it can have a lot of side effects, and it's important to think through the benefits and potential hassles of this drug before using it.
- Available as a generic, unlike some oral estrogen alternatives.
- Menest (Esterified Estrogen) replenishes estrogen to your whole body and relieves multiple symptoms due to low estrogen (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness).
- Lowers your risk of fractures by keeping your bones healthy. Make sure you also take enough calcium and Vitamin D.
- Improves mood, energy, and mental alertness for some people.
- Does not expose your partner to estrogen during sexual acitivities like vaginal estrogen creams.
- More potential side effects than estrogen creams since it exposes your whole body to estrogen.
- Increases your risk of uterine and breast cancer.
- If you have your uterus, you have to take Menest (Esterified Estrogen) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine cancer.
- Increases your risk of developing blood clots and stroke.
- Can't be used in people with liver problems.
Menest (Esterified Estrogen) is an oral medication that replaces estrogen hormones during and after menopause. Higher levels of estrogen lower menopause-related hot flashes, flushing, night sweats, vaginal problems, and bone loss.
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness and inflammation
- Low estrogen
Side effect rates for Menest (esterified estrogen)
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- Higher risk if:
- › Using estrogen for more than one year
Vaginal bleeding after menopause can be a warning sign of uterus (endometrial) cancer, so let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding. When estrogen is prescribed to women after menopause who still have a uterus, progestin should be used with it to lower the risk of cancer. Low-dose vaginal estrogen products are often a better choice than oral pills for women 65 years or older who have vaginal symptoms.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
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- Can cause nausea, dizziness, bloating, and breast tenderness.