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User Reviews for Bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens

Also known as: Duavee

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Summary of Bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens reviews 8.4 15 reviews

Reviews for Bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens

Tres · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 25, 2019

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "This helped tremendously with the hot flashes & it kicked in immediately. However, after 4 weeks on this my ankles are now cankles & I'm holding water all over which in turn is causing a ton of joint pain. I was always fairly athletic & edema was never an issue for me until I began taking Duavee. I'm going to see if the doctor can do anything to counter this swelling. If not, I'll have to go off of them because this is like 3rd trimester pregnancy swelling which I just can't handle. Has me sore & achey all over & I'm blown up like a balloon."

Diane June 9, 2019

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Osteoporosis: "On Duavee I had strange dreams and nausea. I wish there was a transdermal application and lower dose option."

Symy April 15, 2019

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "65 years old and started in 2006 a Continuous Sequential system with Vivelle and Combipatch until 2015, when my doctor had no choice but to switch me to Duavee. It does not work as well for my vaginal area so I supplement with a DHEA suppository each week. My libido is less, as is my response. A plus for me taking estrogen is that I cannot take the medicines for my mild osteopenia. I have no postmenopausal symptoms with Duavee, but I have experienced weight-creep. I took an SSRI for seven years and the gain is exactly like that; the pounds melted away when I stopped Lexapro. I plan on taking this as long as I can, because life without estrogen is very unpleasant for me; depression, dried up all over, terrible anxiety. Fortunately, there is no cancer on either side of my family (my mother with a uterus intact took estrogen for 45 years) so I am hoping to be allowed to continue on Duavee for the rest of my life."

Ali · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 11, 2018

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "I love Duavee and have been taking it for about 2 years now. I'm currently 51. I had hot flashes so bad; not just at night but during the day, also. It was life affecting, so I decided to try the Duavee. Took a couple of weeks for it to start working. It also helped with vaginal dryness. My husband said it also helped with my mood, although I don't know if I noticed that too much :) I'm currently weaning myself off, to see if I don't need it any longer. We shall see!"

MDBoyd January 22, 2018

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "After two doses the horrible hot flashes I was having have gone. I have only been on the duavee for 1 month, but I feel it has changed my life for the better, I am no longer depressed and hate to go places afraid I will have a hot flash and melt down, hair and all. To me its been wonderful so far."

Mad! January 13, 2018

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Prevention of Osteoporosis: "After taking only THIRTEEN tablets of Duavee I had lumps come up on my arm, knee, ankle, and forehead. After numerous doctor visits, calls to Pfizer and FDA, no one has identified what this drug has done to me. The lumps have gotten somewhat smaller over SEVEN months but are still there. NOBODY WILL HELP ME! It was prescribed to help prevent bone loss. I even refused to take it at first but was convinced by doctor to try it. A hormone specialist in Atlanta (when asked by a friend who is a retired doctor) said he has heard of this happening but never seen it firsthand. Can anyone help me with this?"

Hot but not in a good way · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 4, 2017

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "I have been suffering with ultra severe hot flashes for the past four years on a round-the-clock basis. In 2014 I tried the Combipatch which helped at first but then it came back with a vengeance. Finally when I couldn’t handle the heat any more I tried Duavee. It took a little while but eventually did do its job at least for the first 20 weeks or so. The heat thankfully stopped but in its place was swelling, high blood pressure, and muscle cramping. The deal breaker came when I had an excruciating MIGRAINE which up until now I’ve never had in my lifetime. I stopped taking Duavee. I coasted on the benefits for a while until the heat worked its way back in to my life. Weight gain, eyes hurt, swelling " · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 12, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "While duavee took away my hot flashes after one month-I continued on it for one year and I started having PAINS in my upper right side. Behind my right ribs, just by the Breast area. It continued for a few weeks before I called my doctor and she took me off the duavee I am now on bio identical estrogen gel and progesterone. I have been off of duavee exactly one month today. My pain is GONE. And a bonus is my blood sugars have dropped over 20 pts i have not changed anything other than going off of the duavee my new meds are working great after 3weeks !! No more hot flashes. (I did get them for 3-4 weeks until the new meds took effect."

Diappointed · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 6, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I have increased energy but this drug has not improved any other postmenopausal symptom. I am very disappointed."

Quincy Girl · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 18, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "Fantastic! No bloating or weight gain!! Yippee!!! Hot flashes are gone, helped the first week, would have a few here and their but they were mild and by the second month- they are totally gone and sleeping so much better- the feeling of anxiety is gone- life grand again! Immmmmm soooo happy!"

Woman in PA August 16, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I have been on this medicine for four days and I am completely amazed at the difference in my life. I feel SO much better! No more anxiety or depression, I sleep like a rock and I wake up feeling refreshed and optimistic, whereas before I woke with anxiety or depression and even invasive thoughts nearly EVERY morning. So far, so good! Hot flashes are greatly reduced, but I am most surprised by my change in mood. Family doctor wanted me to try one SSRI after another, while my OBGYN gave me the Duavee. I am only 46 years old yet haven't had a period in probably a year. I had NO idea that my horrible anxiety and depression were hormone related. I literally feel like I've been given a new lease on life. I feel 10 years younger!"

Meanchristine · Taken for less than 1 month June 1, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Postmenopausal Symptoms: "I could have dealt with the night sweats probably, but the extreme emotions were driving me and everyone around me crazy. I felt better after the first dose and every day since, I feel great, I can control my emotions. Duavee is my miracle."

Becky from Greenacres, FL · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 30, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "I was having hot flashes at least twice per hour and afer two weeks they were gone. I rarely get one now. I also wasn't sleeping at all, now I sleep like a rock through the night, I was also extremely moody, crying at the drop of a hat, that has decreased by at least 50% now. I've been on Duavee now for about three months. I feel so much better!"

Hot flash queen · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 22, 2016

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "I tried everything. Nothing would work. My doctor recommended Duavee and in 30 days the hot flashes were gone. I averaged 2 hours of interrupted sleep a night. Now sleeping 5-6. Would highly recommend this medication"

New York Nana · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 24, 2015

Duavee (bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens) for Hot Flashes: "Nothing else I tried for over a year had worked. I hadn't slept for more than a few hours at a time, which was exacerbating moodiness and memory problems. Three weeks after starting Duavee the hot flashes were completely gone and I was sleeping again! Just to be sure the change was the medication, I tried taking a half dose... And the hot flashes stared up again. Taking the full dose now for 8 months and feel great!"