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Estrogens

What are Estrogens?

Estrogens are hormones that occur naturally in women and men and are also made synthetically. Estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3) are the three most common naturally occurring estrogens.

In women, estrogens are the main hormone responsible for sexual and reproductive development. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and in fat tissue. During pregnancy, the placenta produces estrogen which helps prepare the breasts for milk production and maintain the pregnancy. Estrogens also have critical roles in male sexual function, including modulation of libido, erectile function, and spermatogenesis. In males, estrogens are produced by the adrenal cortex, in fat tissue, and in small amounts by the testes. Testosterone is also converted into estrogen by the enzyme, aromatase. Excessive production of estrogen in men causes feminization.

Estrogens may be used to treat symptoms of conditions associated with estrogen deficiency such as amenorrhea and menopause. They may be used to suppress lactation and in men to treat androgen-dependent cancers such as prostate cancer. Estrogens are also used as contraceptives, in combination with progestins (another class of sex hormones).

List of Estrogens:

View by  Brand | Generic
Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Estradiol Patch (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
3.9
123 reviews
Yuvafem (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
3.2
97 reviews
Vagifem
Generic name: estradiol
6.4
83 reviews
Estrace Vaginal Cream (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
6.5
79 reviews
Premarin (Pro)
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
7.7
74 reviews
Estring
Generic name: estradiol
6.0
65 reviews
Climara (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
6.3
56 reviews
Imvexxy
Generic name: estradiol
5.7
49 reviews
Vivelle-Dot (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
7.2
36 reviews
Femring (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
8.8
32 reviews
Dotti
Generic name: estradiol
2.2
19 reviews
Divigel
Generic name: estradiol
7.6
18 reviews
Premarin Vaginal (Pro)
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
6.7
17 reviews
Evamist (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
7.8
17 reviews
Estraderm (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
3.3
16 reviews
Minivelle (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
6.9
12 reviews
Estrace (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
7.1
12 reviews
Enjuvia (Pro)
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
7.4
5 reviews
Ogen
Generic name: estropipate
10
4 reviews
Elestrin (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
8.8
4 reviews
Cenestin (Pro)
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
10
3 reviews
Vivelle (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
10
2 reviews
Menest (Pro)
Generic name: esterified estrogens
9.0
2 reviews
Femtrace (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
9.5
2 reviews
Estrasorb
Generic name: estradiol
7.0
2 reviews
Estradot
Generic name: estradiol
7.0
1 review
Alora (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
7.0
1 review
Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens A
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
No reviews
Premarin Intravenous
Generic name: conjugated estrogens
No reviews
Ortho-Est
Generic name: estropipate
No reviews
Ogen 2.5
Generic name: estropipate
No reviews
Ogen 1.25
Generic name: estropipate
No reviews
Oesclim
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Menostar (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Gynodiol
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Estrogel (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Estra Pellets
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Esclim
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
Depo-Estradiol (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
3.0
No reviews
Delestrogen (Pro)
Generic name: estradiol
No reviews
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).

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