Estratest (Oral)

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Hi, Iam taking estratest since 5 days, in the second day I started to feel the real hot flased than I never feel before. The doctor prescribme estratest because I have severe depresion. My depresion are better but now I can handal those hot flassed. T...
by Maria Chow in Florida, 02/06/2008

Can estratest increase your labido after a hysterectomy?

In September 2006 I had a complete abdominal hysterectomy. Since then I have no sexual drive and it takes even longer for me to get aroused or have a orgasm. I have been on Premarin for hot flashes and "mood swings" since right after su...
by Pamela in Indiana, 06/25/2007

estratest oral

     Is it normal to have leg cramps and weight gain due to taking daily?    and if so what can I do to eveliate these problems ? I started a daily routine of diet and exercise two weeks ago with no results as of yet.
by margaret pine in dunlap tn., 09/14/2006

Side effects of estratest or syntest

Has increased blood pressure been identified as a side effect of taking Estratest HS or Syntest HS? I was on Syntest for about a month and my blood pressure went through the roof! Also experienced other side effects associated with this drug but am of...
by Carole A. Fireall in Savannah, Georgia, 12/08/2005

How long should this drug be taken after a hysterectomy at the age of 42. Now age 45

I had a hysterectomy three years ago and was prescribed estratest.  Now at the age of 45 how long will or do I need this medication.  Weight gain, mild dizzyness are a few of the side effects I have. My doctor has moved to a different state ...
by Paula Lambkin in Quincy IL, 10/25/2006

Estratest (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Estratest (Oral)

Estratest (Oral) Medication Classification


Estratest (Oral) Brandname

Estratest, Estratest H.S., Syntest HS, Syntest DS

Estratest (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Esterified Estrogens (es-TER-i-fide ES-troe-jenz), Methyltestosterone (meth-il-tes-TOS-te-rone) Treats symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.Estrogens are female hormones and methyltestosterone is a male hormone.

When To Not Use Estratest (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to estrogens or androgens. You should not use if you are pregnant (or think you may be pregnant), if you are breastfeeding, or if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding. You should not use if you have severe liver disease, or have heart or circulation problems, including a history of blood clots, or breast cancer.

How Should You Use Estratest (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Estratest (Oral) Storage

Store Estratest (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Estratest (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Estratest (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin®).

Estratest (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have asthma, sugar diabetes, epilepsy, migraine headaches, heart disease, kidney disease, depressed mood, or liver disease.
  • You should see your doctor regularly (usually every 6 months to 1 year) while taking this medicine.
  • Unless you have had a hysterectomy (uterus removed), check with your doctor about whether you should also take progesterone.
  • Large doses of this medicine taken over long periods of time may increase the risk of some kinds of cancer. Talk to your doctor about this risk.

Estratest (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe stomach pain or swelling
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Chest or leg (calf) pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe headache or vomiting
  • Breast lumps
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild nausea or vomiting
  • Bloated feeling
  • Mild dizziness
  • Headache
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Swollen or tender breasts
  • Fluid retention and weight gain
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Depressed mood

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