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Estrace

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Other Names: Estradiol   Vivelle   Vagifem   Vivelle Dot   Climara

Premarin

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 56,237 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 38,422 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Estradiol (E2 or 17 -estradiol, also oestradiol) is a sex hormone. Estradiol is abbreviated E2 as it has 2 hydroxyl groups in its molecular structure. Estrone has 1 (E1) and estriol has 3 (E3). Estradiol is about 10 times as potent as estrone and a... Read more on Wikipedia
Premarin is the commercial name for compound drug consisting primarily of conjugated estrogens. Isolated from horse urine (PREgnant MARes' urINe), it is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (part of Pfizer since January 2009) and has b... Read more on Wikipedia
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By cindy
October 10, 2014
cindy wrote
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By Elaine
October 1, 2014
Elaine wrote
VAGIFEM solved all my problems---- works GREAT!!!
Vagifem didn't help me at all. Wish I had your results. I am still looking for an effective medication for vaginal dryness. Currently using Premarin.
Claudia  |  October 2, 2014
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By meg farmer
June 22, 2014
meg farmer wrote
foot and leg cramps at night
My last message was cut off.... Asics sneakers also have great support. I have been using Estrace for months and have not had any issues with cramps. Good luck.
Lorraine  |  October 13, 2014
Just a thought.... In my 50's I started getting severe leg and foot cramps and went to a Podiatrist and found that my arches had fallen. As soon as he pointed it out I could see clearly that the arch on my right foot particularly was gone. He recommended always wearing some type of shoes with good arch support. I never go barefoot now for more than a walk to the bathroom and the leg and foot cramps have stopped. Personally Clark's shoes make some very good supportive shoes that also look gr
Lorraine  |  October 13, 2014
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By Kelly
April 22, 2014
Kelly wrote
Premarin and Monistat
Been using both creams for several weeks with a barely controlled candida infection of 11mo
Yeast is no worse
Wanda  |  June 17, 2014
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By Renee
October 19, 2013
Renee wrote
weight gain with Premarin
Agree with weight gain and larger breasts! I hate it....
Kathy  |  July 12, 2014
I have noticed weight gain and melasma while taking this medication
annette  |  February 26, 2014
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By debbie smith
October 18, 2013
debbie smith wrote
gas pains
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By kathleen hinzo
August 10, 2013
kathleen hinzo wrote
few years ago my doctor switched from premarin to estradiol
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What patients are saying about Estrace vs. Premarin

2,294 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
4 months ago, my hair loss is now under control, however...
...Estrace! I switched to Estrace HS after Premarin and it caused hair loss! Evidently it ...switch to Premarin 4 months ago, my hair loss is now under control, however it's...
I switched back to Premarin and I'm feeling better again....
...Hi Sherrie: I got worse with estrace, too. I switched from Premarin to Estrace on my doctor's suggestion ...so badly. So, I switched back to Premarin and I'm feeling better again. Howeve...
for me! The Premarin was a nightmare... switched to Estrace...
...Estrace (the oval pill) for 12 yrs. After complete Hyst. It has worked wonders for me! The Premarin was a nightmare......
be true about premarin - but I do quite well on the 2mg of...
...very well be true about premarin - but I do quite well on the 2mg of estrace. Some women off and on it seems have a little trouble with vaginal itching with too much progesterone....
had so many problems with premarin....where should I start....
...many problems with premarin....where should ...doctor put me on estrace 2mg and I feel so much better now. I ...But the estrace is working well for me. All problems gone except the insomnia.....
Just switched from Premarin to Estrace Hi, I just had my...
...switched from Premarin ...eight-week visit. The doctor changed me from Premarin to Estrace because I get headachy, light-headed, nauseous and sleepy. Did anyone...
I cannot take Premarin but do fine on 2 mg of oral...
...cannot take Premarin but do fine on 2 ...have used Estrace cream too. They are both estrogen products but are not the same. If you have a bad experience with Premarin,...
every time I go works wonders. Premarin is from horse...
...posted a great article on Estrace with proof it works, etc. BUT I find that ALSO rinsing ...paper every time I go works wonders. Premarin is from horse...
on Estrace but I feel better on premarin too. When I get...
...had some leftover premarin so I decided to ...and then get back on Estrace but I feel better on premarin too. When I get back on Estrace I will let ...
Estrace? Was the switch from Premarin to Estrace a good...
...been taking Estrace for a little over 1 month and have noticed increasing bloating. Is this common and will is go away, or is there weight gain with Estrace? Was the switch from Premarin to Estrac...
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