There are some really cool new medications coming your way for menopause. Duavee is the first. Newer meds like Duavee combine selective estrogen modulators (SERMS) and estrogen in one pill. What this accomplishes is using estrogen for the “good” things (bones, the vagina, reducing hot flashes) and blocking it’s effects for the “bad” things like breast cancer. This is major for sufferers of hot flashes, as 87% suffer daily if they do have them and they last on average 4 to 10 years. Another new medication for vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse is Osphena (ospemifene), which is a tablet you take daily. Dr. Sharon Orrange, MD MPH
Dr. Orrange is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, as well as a practicing adult medicine doctor in Los Angeles. She also has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She does not receive any form of compensation from pharmaceutical manufacturers for the opinions expressed here.
New Guidelines for the Treatment of Menopause Symptoms
by Dr. Sharon Orrange on February 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm Click for full information and link