Syntest HS (Oral)


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Is Syntest made from horse urine, like Premarin?


The cruelty involved in Premarin production is unacceptable, and I won't use estrogen derived from pregnant horses urine. Old mares, and male foals, are sent to slaughter by the thousands.
by JT in CA, 06/08/2007

Weight gain/contact lense discomfort


Have you had patients complain of 10-15 lbs of weight gain over a approx 6 month period besides the water retention? This drug cleared up my problem with vaginal dryness from a partial hysterectomy. Please make clear the problem with Contact Lense dis...
by Anonymous in Fayetteville NC, 12/25/2006

Syntest vs. Estratest


Estratest is VERY expensive so I asked my OB-GYN if there was a generic to it. She says Syntest is the generic. However, my pharmacy said no generic exists for Estratest. Please settle the confusion created by these confliicting pieces of information....
by Kathy in Texas, 05/15/2007

WHAT IS SYNTEST? WHAT DOES IT DO?


MY WIFE HAS BEEN TAKING ESTORTEST HS. OUR PHARMACY HAS NOTIFIED US IT IS NON LONGER IN THEIR FORMULARY AND THEY WILL BE SUBSTITUTING SYNTEST HS. IS THERE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
by CHUCK in OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 04/03/2006

brown face


I have noticed a severe change in my face coloring. I have a two tone face. it has large brown spots on my cheeks and forehead. I am wondering if this is perhaps from my syntest or is it something else. 
by Ellen in Salida, CA, 06/20/2007

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Syntest HS (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Syntest HS (Oral)

Syntest HS (Oral) Medication Classification

ESTERIFIED ESTROGENS/METHYLTESTOSTERONE (By mouth)

Syntest HS (Oral) Brandname

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

Syntest HS (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 Syntest HS (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 Syntest HS (Oral)

Tablet

  • 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 Syntest HS (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Syntest HS (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®).

Syntest HS (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.

Syntest HS (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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