Brand: Angeliq®, Climagest®, Climesse®, Clinorette®, Cyclo-Progynova Elleste-Duet®, Femoston®, Indivina®, Kliofem®, Kliovance®, Novofem®, Nuvelle®, Premique®, Prempak-C®, Trisequens Rid Tridestra®, vEvorel, FemSeven
Application: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Estrogen and progesterone drug information
Medication Information: Most hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a combination of the two female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progestogen are female hormones used to treat women’s health problems, including menopausal symptoms. Different types of natural estrogen and progesterone are used in HRT drugs and products. Estrogens used include conjugated estrogen, estradiol, estriol, and estrogen, and progesterone used. You see the label of estrogen and progesterone on HRT. Available HRT is used as a pill or skin patch.
During menopause, levels of natural female hormones begin to decline. HRT replaces these hormones. Estrogen is prescribed to relieve some of the problems associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Progestogens protect the lining of the uterus.
HRT also protects against osteoporosis, although other treatments are often preferred. If you have had your uterus removed or you are having uterine surgery, you only need to take HRT estrogen. See the relevant page for more information on estrogen for HRT.
Contraindications to estrogen and progesterone
- Pay attention to the expiration date of the estrogen and progesterone medication, and do not take it if your medication has expired.
- Never give estrogen and progesterone to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for estrogen and progesterone; Because you have low blood sugar.
- Check for drug interactions between estrogen and progesterone, and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug interaction of estrogen and progesterone
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking moxie estrogen and progesterone
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking HRT estrogen and progesterone:
- If you have migraine headaches.
- If you have any vaginal bleeding.
- If you have breast cancer or any lumps in your breast, or if close family members have ever had breast cancer.
- If you or a close family member has a blood clot in your leg or lungs.
- If you have a problem with blood vessels (such as thrombophlebitis).
- If you have diabetes (high blood sugar), epilepsy or asthma.
- If you have liver, kidney or gallbladder problems.
- If you have ever had depression.
- If you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
- If you have angina (chest pain) or have a heart attack.
- If you have problems during pregnancy such as severe itching and blistering of the skin, jaundice or any involuntary convulsive movements.
- If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disorder).
Possible side effects of estrogen and progesterone HRT
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Headache, sickness, dizziness, dry eye, irregular menstrual bleeding, abdominal pain, bloating, weight changes, breast tenderness, fluid retention (swelling), itchy skin rash, acne, changes in libido, mood swings Leg cramps, thinning hair. The patch of this drug can cause skin irritation.
Important Note: If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking HRT and consult your doctor as soon as possible:
- Sudden chest pain
- Sudden shortness of breath or coughing up blood
- Swelling or pain in the leg
- Unexpected and severe headache
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of estrogen and progesterone.
How to store estrogen and progesterone
- Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.