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Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries. Once menopause is reached the ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone and symptoms of menopause can occur. This drug is an estrogen replacement hormone used for the management of menopausal symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding hot flashes sweating and chills.The dose should be adjusted to the minimum required to control symptoms. Usually the drug is taken for 21 to 25 days of the month followed by 5 to 7 days of rest. Women who have had a hysterectomy may take the tablets daily. Women who have not had a hysterectomy will often take the drug along with a progestogen (such as progesterone or medroxyprogesterone acetate) to reduce the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs such as body weight other medical conditions and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than the ones listed here do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Children

The safety and effectiveness for children of this drug have not been established.
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Ogen

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: Oh-jen

Generic Name estropipate
Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries. Once menopause is reached the ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone and symptoms of menopause can occur. This drug is an estrogen replacement hormone used for the management of menopausal symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding hot flashes sweating and chills.The dose should be adjusted to the minimum required to control symptoms. Usually the drug is taken for 21 to 25 days of the month followed by 5 to 7 days of rest. Women who have had a hysterectomy may take the tablets daily. Women who have not had a hysterectomy will often take the drug along with a progestogen (such as progesterone or medroxyprogesterone acetate) to reduce the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs such as body weight other medical conditions and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than the ones listed here do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Children

The safety and effectiveness for children of this drug have not been established.

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The following content is provided for informational purposes only.  This information is not intended to replace or act as a substitute for information or advice provided by your physician.  You should always consult a physician before beginning a new medication.  Moreover, prescription drugs should only be obtained with a doctor's prescription.
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All of these products are used to reduce symptoms of menopause including feelings of warmth in the face neck and chest; the sudden intense episodes of heat and sweating known as hot flashes; dry itchy external genitals; and vaginal irritation. They are also prescribed for other conditions that cause low levels of estrogen and some doctors prescribe them for teenagers who fail to mature at the usual rate.

Along with diet calcium supplements and exercise Estraderm Climara and Vivelle are prescribed to prevent osteoporosis a condition in which the bones become brittle and easily broken. Climara may also be used to treat certain types of abnormal bleeding from the uterus.

After starting your therapy the doctor may prescribe a higher dose if necessary but may also try decreasing the dose or discontinuing the medication every 3 to 6 months.

ALORA ESTRADERM AND VIVELLE-DOT

The usual starting dose is one 0.05 milligram patch applied to the skin 2 times a week.

CLIMARA

The usual starting dose is one 0.05 milligram patch applied to the skin once a week. (For osteoporosis the doctor may prescribe a 0.025 milligram patch.)

ESCLIM

The usual starting dose is one 0.025 milligram patch applied to the skin 2 times a week.

VIVELLE

The usual starting dose to relieve symptoms of menopause is one 0.0375 patch applied to the skin 2 times a week. (For osteoporosis the doctor may prescribe a 0.025 patch.) The patch may be used continuously or left off every fourth week.
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Estrogen Patches

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: ess' troe jen

Generic name: Estradiol
Brand names: Alora Climara Esclim Estraderm Vivelle Vivelle-Dot Estrace
All of these products are used to reduce symptoms of menopause including feelings of warmth in the face neck and chest; the sudden intense episodes of heat and sweating known as hot flashes; dry itchy external genitals; and vaginal irritation. They are also prescribed for other conditions that cause low levels of estrogen and some doctors prescribe them for teenagers who fail to mature at the usual rate.

Along with diet calcium supplements and exercise Estraderm Climara and Vivelle are prescribed to prevent osteoporosis a condition in which the bones become brittle and easily broken. Climara may also be used to treat certain types of abnormal bleeding from the uterus.

After starting your therapy the doctor may prescribe a higher dose if necessary but may also try decreasing the dose or discontinuing the medication every 3 to 6 months.

ALORA ESTRADERM AND VIVELLE-DOT

The usual starting dose is one 0.05 milligram patch applied to the skin 2 times a week.

CLIMARA

The usual starting dose is one 0.05 milligram patch applied to the skin once a week. (For osteoporosis the doctor may prescribe a 0.025 milligram patch.)

ESCLIM

The usual starting dose is one 0.025 milligram patch applied to the skin 2 times a week.

VIVELLE

The usual starting dose to relieve symptoms of menopause is one 0.0375 patch applied to the skin 2 times a week. (For osteoporosis the doctor may prescribe a 0.025 patch.) The patch may be used continuously or left off every fourth week.

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