Estrogen is a female sex hormone necessary for many processes in the body.

Esterified estrogens are naturally occurring female sex hormones that are used to treat symptoms of menopause; deficiency in ovary function (including underdevelopment of female sexual characteristics and some types of infertility); some types of breast cancer in men and in postmenopausal women; degeneration of the vagina; and urethra and prostate cancer. In addition, esterified estrogens are used to prevent osteoporosis.

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  • Estratab, Menest
  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
    a blood clot (pain, redness, and swelling in an arm or leg, shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, blurred vision, or confusion);
    a lump in a breast; or
    liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue).
    Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take esterified estrogens and talk to your doctor if you experience

    decreased appetite, nausea, or vomiting;
    swollen or tender breasts;
    acne or skin color changes;
    decreased sex drive;
    migraine headaches or dizziness;
    water retention (swollen hands, feet, or ankles);
    problems with wearing contact lenses;
    depression; or
    changes in your menstrual cycle or breakthrough bleeding.
  • (esterified estrogens) tablet, film coated