Estropipate Drug Information

One of the medications used for menopause relief is estropipate (Ogen®). Specifically, this product can:
  • Treat menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, or vaginal dryness
  • Prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
  • Replace hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen or who have had their ovaries removed.
Estropipate comes as a tablet that is taken once daily. You can take it with or without food; taking it with food may help prevent stomach upset. Your healthcare provider will likely recommend a cyclical treatment, which means you will take the medicine for a period of time and then have a break before starting it again.
Make sure to review the safety information for estropipate with your healthcare provider. Drug interactions are possible, and women with certain medical conditions may need to consider an alternative treatment. Having this conversation with your healthcare provider will ensure you get the right medication for your situation.
(Click Estropipate for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, whether a generic version is available, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD