Estratest H.S. (Oral)
Questions | Reviews
Can I take progesterone every 2 months instead of every month while on estratest hs.?
by Lynne Cichon in Florida, 12/12/2007
I am a 66 year old female on Estratest H.S. for 1 month. My Ins. won't cover it and they only cover Activella, which is an estrogen and progestin and mostly used for oseoporosis. I find this Estratest has helped me but now I have to pay for the Es...
by Linda Hamernik in Manitowoc, WIsconsin, 12/12/2006
i am writing on behalf of my wife, 2 years ago she had to undergoe an emergency hysterectomy due to large amounts of endometriosis. approx. 1 month after surgery she began taking hormonal replacement. she took approx. 4 types before finally being adap...
by gene white in mcdonough, ga, 07/30/2006
Estratest H.S. (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Estratest H.S. (Oral)
Estratest H.S. (Oral) Medication Classification
ESTERIFIED ESTROGENS/METHYLTESTOSTERONE (By mouth)
Estratest H.S. (Oral) Brandname
Estratest, Estratest H.S., Syntest HS, Syntest DS
Estratest H.S. (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 H.S. (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 H.S. (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 H.S. (Oral) Storage
Store Estratest H.S. (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Estratest H.S. (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Estratest H.S. (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 H.S. (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 H.S. (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
- Changes in sexual desire
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Fluid retention and weight gain
- Contact lens discomfort
- Depressed mood