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Medications for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Postmenopausal Symptoms are symptoms women experience relating to post menopause – the time after she passes menopause.

Drugs used to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
estradiol 5.6 450 reviews for estradiol to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Brand names:
Climara, Estrace, Estradiol Patch, Vivelle-Dot, Minivelle, Divigel, Estrogel, Elestrin, Evamist, Alora, Femring, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Dotti, Estraderm, Estra Pellets, Lyllana, Menostar
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Premarin 7.4 37 reviews for Premarin to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
conjugated estrogens systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Activella 6.3 22 reviews for Activella to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N X
Generic name:
estradiol / norethindrone systemic
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Prempro 7.2 55 reviews for Prempro to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
conjugated estrogens / medroxyprogesterone systemic
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Climara 5.9 48 reviews for Climara to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Estrace 6.0 6 reviews for Estrace to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Estradiol Patch 4.4 116 reviews for Estradiol Patch to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
gabapentin Off-label 9.0 1 review for gabapentin to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx C N X
Generic name:
gabapentin systemic
Drug class:
gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Vivelle-Dot 6.8 27 reviews for Vivelle-Dot to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Premarin Vaginal 7.1 10 reviews for Premarin Vaginal to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
conjugated estrogens topical
Drug class:
estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
conjugated estrogens 7.5 44 reviews for conjugated estrogens to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
conjugated estrogens systemic
Brand names:
Premarin, Premarin Intravenous
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
estradiol / norethindrone 6.5 86 reviews for estradiol / norethindrone to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N X
Generic name:
estradiol / norethindrone systemic
Brand names:
Activella, CombiPatch, Mimvey, Amabelz, Etyqa, Lopreeza
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
femhrt 9.5 3 reviews for femhrt to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N X
Generic name:
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic
Drug class:
contraceptives, sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Minivelle 6.2 10 reviews for Minivelle to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
CombiPatch 7.0 52 reviews for CombiPatch to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N X
Generic name:
estradiol / norethindrone systemic
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Divigel 7.3 20 reviews for Divigel to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Estrogel Rate Add review
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Angeliq 8.2 48 reviews for Angeliq to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
drospirenone / estradiol systemic
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
estropipate 10 5 reviews for estropipate to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estropipate systemic
Brand name:
Ogen
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Menest 9.0 2 reviews for Menest to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
esterified estrogens systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
conjugated estrogens / medroxyprogesterone 7.3 58 reviews for conjugated estrogens / medroxyprogesterone to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
conjugated estrogens / medroxyprogesterone systemic
Brand names:
Prempro, Premphase
Drug class:
sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Elestrin 8.8 4 reviews for Elestrin to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone 7.6 11 reviews for ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N X
Generic name:
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic
Brand names:
femhrt, Jinteli, Fyavolv
Drug class:
contraceptives, sex hormone combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Evamist 8.0 17 reviews for Evamist to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Alora 7.0 1 review for Alora to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms
Rx X N
Generic name:
estradiol systemic
Drug class:
estrogens
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

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Alternative treatments for Postmenopausal Symptoms

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Postmenopausal Symptoms. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Postmenopausal Symptoms.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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