What is Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone?

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Esterified estrogen and methyltestosterone is an estrogen and progestin combination. It is used to treat women who experience hot flashes and do not get relief from estrogen-only therapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hormone replacement 10 3
Hot flashes 3 0
Estrogen deficiency 2 1
General health 2 0
Support hormone balance 2 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Side effect Patients
Blood clot 1
Oily hair 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Dosage Patients
0.625-1.25 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Duration

Currently taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 9
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Estradiol (Estrace) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1

Patients stopped taking Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Estradiol (Estrace) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Esterified estrogen-methyltestosterone

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hormone replacement)
  • Side effects
    Mild (oily hair)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.625 mg-1.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helped with hot glades and a little each with sleep, libido, energy, but not as much as I had hoped.

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Feb 21, 2011 (Started Feb 08, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support hormone balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg-2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped due to recent diagnosis of breast CA
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg-2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you loose your ovaries due to accident at a very young age as I did then you really need this or some type of estrogen replacement. However as an ERT for menopausal women, I'd skip it and go straight to the rest of my life. as nature intended. I am now weaning myself off as I am at the normal age to go through menopause and feel it is better to let my body age normally.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach

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