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Estradiol

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Other Names: Estrace   Vivelle Dot   Climara   Vivelle   Vagifem

Premarin

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 81,487 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 38,225 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 kathleen hinzo
August 10, 2013
kathleen hinzo wrote
few years ago my doctor switched from premarin to estradiol
i was taken premarin since 1999 then switch to estradiol because my health insurance had been changed not cover so now i took an estradiol few years ago. i like premarin because it helped me not to get hot flash. i just wanted it back but it was too expensive. now i took an estradiol that was okay but not enough helping for hot flash. i can afford to pay less cost.
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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
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gas pains
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What patients are saying about Estradiol vs. Premarin

2,292 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
after switching from premarin to estradiol. They ended...
I've only been on premarin for six days now. The only side effect I've noticed has been some fluid retention. But, I seem to ...gained weight after switching from premarin to estradiol. They end...
I don't have those side effects with the estradiol. Its not...
...very quickly) With the premarin I couldn't take it without food. Sometimes I felt nauseated for 30-60 minutes after ...take it. I don't have those side effects with the estradiol. Its not a...
femring but the side effects of estradiol was too hard on...
...but the side effects of estradiol was too hard on my body, so here I am back with the premarin again .625 its the best and even though I develop a small rash I ...they started me on celexa also...
to switch over to compounded estradiol, at .95mg. I...
...over to compounded estradiol, at .95mg. I did a direct switch today, and started feeling hot again. I decided to take 1/2 of Premarin to get some ...Premarin. I also get anxiety and nausia...
effects. With Estradiol, I have no side effects and feel...
...BIG difference between Estradiol and Premarin. Premarin gave me horrible side effects. With Estradiol, I have no side effec...
The Estradiol pills work before for me then Premarin...
...and Estradiol?? Anyone ...two?? The Estradiol pills work before for me then Premarin pills. The Premarin cream works better then the...
tried estradiol but I really don't like it. Premarin's the...
...if anyone has premarin I can purchase. I've tried estradiol but I really don't like it. Premarin's the best for...
changing from Premarin to Estradiol and what changes...
...it, so finally my Dr. prescribed 1mg Estradiol. I haven't started this ...else has gone through changing from Premarin to Estradiol and what changes did ...worse problem with Premarin was...
changed from Premarin to Estradiol............I've sent...
I'm on Premarin and do great with it so I can't answer your question, ...who has just recently changed from Premarin to Estradiol............I've sent her an email and...
mg Estradiol. Had extreme nausea and chills all last week...
...was on 0.5 mg Estradiol. Had extreme nausea and chills all last week and ...much better. I won't be taking Estradiol any longer. I will ...be the culprit. Hope I have better luck with the...
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