Which one is better to use for post menopausal symptoms for the long term.
Prometrium (progesterone) is not used to treat menopause alone.
It is given, along with estrogens, to prevent endometrial cancer in women with a uterus for menopause. If you do not have a uterus progesterone is not needed.
Estratest is used to treat menopause in patients who do not respond to estrogens used alone. It contains 2 naturally occurring hormones, an estrogen and an androgen.
The choice of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for menopause will need to be discussed with your doctor. If you still have uterus a progestogen will need to be added to the estrogen.
For information on symptoms and treatment of menopause see :https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/menopause-and-perimenopause.html
- Prometrium Information for Consumers
- Prometrium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prometrium (detailed)
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