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Part 2: Specific Products (cont.)

Form(s)

Name

Product Contents

Manufacturer

Available

Comments

l o

Cenestin

Synthetic conjugated

Duramed

Tablets

Plant-derived estrogens

o Q

estrogen

A

Climara

Estradiol

Berlex

Transdermal

Bioidentical estradiol

A B O

patch

Patch may be cut smaller to make smaller dosage

Patch changed once a week

O

Do not apply patch to breast

S

Climara Pro

Estradiol plus levonorgestral

Berlex

Transdermal

Patch applied once weekly

O P

patch

Apply to clean, dry skin of lower abdomen;

O

do not apply patch to breast

O S

Rotate sites, avoid waistline

S

Bioidentical estradiol and synthetic progestin

A N

CombiPatch

estradiol and norethindrone

Novogyne

transdermal

Both hormones in one patch

D O

patch

Bioidentical estradiol and progestin is synthetic

S

Comes in two strengths/sizes of patch

E

Change patches every 3 to 4 days

o P

Use on dry, clean skin; do not apply patch to breast

N

Depo-Testadiol Depotestogen

Estradiol cyprionate and testosterone cyprionate

Pfizer Hyrex

Injection

  • Given monthly
  • FDA-approved for treatment of hot flashes when other hormone treatments have not provided relief
  • Although not FDA-approved for improving libido, this combination often used "off-label" to help both hot flashes and low libido

Enjuvia

Conjugated estrogens, B

Duramed

Tablets

  • Plant-derived estrogens
  • Controlled release to provide sustained relief of vasomotor symptoms over a 24-hour period

Esclim

Estradiol

Women First

Transdermal patch

  • Bioidentical estradiol
  • Do not cut this patch
  • Change patch twice a week
  • Do not apply patch to breast

Estrace

Micronized estradiol

Warner Chilcott

Tablets

• Sometimes placed under the tongue

Estraderm

Estradiol

Novartis

Transdermal patch

  • Bioidentical estradiol
  • Change patch twice a week
  • Do not cut this patch
  • Do not apply patch to breast

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