What is Estrogen derivative?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Estrogen is used to treat hot flashes and symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness, itching, or burning, or to prevent osteoporosis. It is used to treat low levels of estrogen in certain conditions (eg, ovarian failure) and in some cases of breast and prostate cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hormone replacement 106 43
Menopause 46 23
General health 24 5
Excessive sweating 17 4
Vaginal dryness 9 4

Show all 26 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 13
Mild 8
None 63

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Estrogen derivative

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 5
Abdominal bloating 2
Abdominal pain 1
Breast tenderness 1
Dry mouth 1
Excessive sweating 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Estrogen derivative

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.625 mg daily 3
1.25 mg daily 3
0.9 mg daily 2
0.0625 % weekly 1
0.0625 % m,w,f 1
0.625 mg weekly 1
1.25 mg weekly 1
0.3 mg daily 1
0.3mg as needed 1
0.625mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Estrogen derivative

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 20
Other 17
Did not seem to work 13
Personal research 13
Course of treatment ended 9
Side effects too severe 8
Change in health plan coverage 5
Expense 3
See all 75 patients who've stopped taking Estrogen derivative

Duration

Currently taking Estrogen derivative

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 5
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Estrogen derivative

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 68
Usually 15
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 72
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 6
$25-49 16
< $25 39
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Estrogen derivative after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Estradiol (Estrace) 3
Bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical hormone cream) 1
Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone (Estratest) 1
Estropipate 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Estrogen derivative and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Estradiol (Estrace) 11
Bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical hormone cream) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Progesterone (Prometrium) 1
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12 patient evaluations for Estrogen derivative

May 9, 2017 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hormone replacement)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (female sexual arousal disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hormone replacement)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (female sexual arousal disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2015 (Started Mar 31, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for menopause)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for vaginal dryness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Ladies, this is kind of intimate talk but you know how most creams leak out of your vagina after you put it inside you? With the Estrogen Cream there was practically no leakage so I was able to stick with a small panty liner. That was of great benefit to me in comfort...........I have been over menopause for quite some time now and I stopped the cream abruptly after I started to have vaginal bleeding after about a month and a half of using the Estrogen Replacement Cream. I stopped using it immediately.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 28, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.625 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Doctor just put me on something different

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