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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:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Cenestin (Pro)
generic name: conjugated estrogens
4 reviews
   
10
Ogen
generic name: estropipate
2 reviews
   
10
Vivelle (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
2 reviews
   
10
Femtrace (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
2 reviews
   
9.5
Menest (Pro)
generic name: esterified estrogens
2 reviews
   
9.0
Elestrin (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
4 reviews
   
8.8
Femring (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
20 reviews
   
8.7
Imvexxy
generic name: estradiol
3 reviews
   
8.4
Evamist (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
16 reviews
   
8.1
Divigel
generic name: estradiol
5 reviews
   
7.8
Premarin (Pro)
generic name: conjugated estrogens
52 reviews
   
7.8
Vivelle-Dot (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
28 reviews
   
7.8
Minivelle (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
7 reviews
   
7.7
Estrace (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
10 reviews
   
7.4
Premarin Vaginal (Pro)
generic name: conjugated estrogens
5 reviews
   
7.4
Enjuvia (Pro)
generic name: conjugated estrogens
4 reviews
   
7.0
Estrasorb
generic name: estradiol
2 reviews
   
7.0
Vagifem
generic name: estradiol
28 reviews
   
7.0
Estrace Vaginal Cream (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
64 reviews
   
6.9
Estring
generic name: estradiol
37 reviews
   
6.4
Climara (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
35 reviews
   
6.3
Estraderm (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
3 reviews
   
5.8
Estradiol Patch (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
21 reviews
   
5.7
Yuvafem (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
58 reviews
   
3.0
Alora (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Delestrogen (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Depo-Estradiol (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Esclim
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Estradot
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Estrogel
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Gynodiol
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Menostar (Pro)
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Oesclim
generic name: estradiol
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ogen 1.25
generic name: estropipate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ortho-Est
generic name: estropipate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Premarin Intravenous
generic name: conjugated estrogens
0 reviewsAdd rating
Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens A
generic name: conjugated estrogens
0 reviewsAdd rating

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