ESTRADIOL WEEKLY - TRANSDERMAL (14 MCG/24 HR)
Common Brand Name(s): Menostar
Phonetic Pronunciation: (ES-tra-DYE-ol)
Information last revised October 2010
What does ESTRADIOL WKLY-TD(14MCG/24HR) look like?
Menostar 14 mcg/24 hr Transderm Patch
This medication is a female estrogen hormone and is usually given to women who no longer produce the amount of estrogen they produced before menopause. It is used to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) in women at high risk who cannot take non-estrogen drugs. There are several other medications (e.g., raloxifene, bisphosphonates such as alendronate) that are safe and effective to prevent or treat bone loss. These medicines should be considered for use before estrogen treatment.
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