What is Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone?

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A hormone combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate, is used in women for treatment of moderate-to-severe symptoms associated with menopause; for the treatment of atrophic vaginitis; and as preventative for ososteoporosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hot flashes 12 4
General health 5 2
Premature menopause 4 0
Hormone replacement 3 1
Bone pain 2 2

Show all 13 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
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Dosage Patients
0.45-1.5 mg m,w,f 1
0.3-1.5 mg daily 1
0.625-5 mg daily 1
0.3 mg-1.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Duration

Currently taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4

Stopped taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 10
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone after stopping:

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

Patients stopped taking Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Estradiol-norethindrone (CombiPatch) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Conjugated estrogens-medroxyprogesterone

Apr 11, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg-1.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bone pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg-1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hormone Replacement Therapy made me feel better generally. I took HRT constantly from when menopause symptoms started at age 45. I changed to the generic pills as they were cheaper. I stopped because the GYN said to stop (risk of Cancer) and I am almost 64. I tapered off the drug much more slowly than the GYN prescribed. (I think Drs don't realize that it is better to go slowly in that regard) The unexpected positive effects of HRT are that it made my mood better. It lessened hot flashes. I had more energy. If it wasn't for the cancer warnings...I might still take it. The hot flashes have increased again but I like not taking pills every day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 29, 2009 (Started Aug 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bone pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg-1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Risk of cancer in some women.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.625 mg-5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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