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Esterified Estrogens

Dosing Information

The dose of esterified estrogens that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to esterified estrogens
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Whether you have had a hysterectomy
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Esterified Estrogens Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Esterified estrogens can interact with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Esterified Estrogens).

Alternatives to Esterified Estrogens

Esterified estrogens is not the only available method of relieving menopausal symptoms. Other options include:
  • Other medications, such as other estrogens or combinations of estrogens with progestins
  • Coping strategies (such as wearing lighter clothes for hot flashes or using a vaginal lubricant for dryness)
  • Natural remedies, including herbal supplements and "bioidentical" hormone replacement.
(Click Menest Alternatives for more information about other menopause treatment options.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much esterified estrogens may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding (in females).
(Click Menest Overdose for more information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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