Esterified Estrogens Information

Healthcare providers can recommend esterified estrogens (Menest®) for a variety of uses, including:
  • Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Replacing hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen, or who have had their ovaries removed
  • Reducing the symptoms of certain cancers (in both men and women) that have spread throughout the body.
This product comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day for a period of time, with a break in between treatment sessions. When used for cancer symptoms, however, the drug is taken continuously, without breaks.
When prescribing esterified estrogens, your healthcare provider needs information on any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This product is not right for all situations, so discussing this with your doctor will help ensure a safe, effective treatment plan.
(Click Esterified Estrogens for more information, including how this medication works, possible side effects, basic dosing guidelines, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD