Who Can Take Alora and Off-Label Indications
Sometimes, younger women do not produce enough estrogen, due to a variety of reasons. In some cases, the ovaries simply stop working too soon for unknown reasons. In other instances, certain medications (such as chemotherapy) have affected the ability of the ovaries to function properly. Some women have had their ovaries surgically removed. Or, perhaps, the ovaries never started working properly in the first place, which results in delayed or absent puberty. In all of these situations, Alora can be used as a substitute for the estrogen that the ovaries cannot produce.
Alora is generally not used in children or teens. Discuss the risks and benefits of using the drug with your child's healthcare provider.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Alora for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At one point, hormone replacement therapy was used off-label for preventing heart disease and dementia (such as with Alzheimer's disease), but these are no longer considered legitimate off-label uses. Sometimes hormones are used to promote youthfulness. Again, this is not generally accepted as a legitimate off-label Alora use.