Femtrace Use in Children and Teens
is not approved for use in children or teens, which makes sense, as it is only approved for treating menopause symptoms
. Discuss the risks and benefits of using Femtrace with your child's healthcare provider.
Off-Label Femtrace Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Femtrace for something other than for treating menopause
symptoms. This is called an "off-label
" use. At one point, hormone replacement therapy
was used off-label for preventing heart disease
(such as 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 Femtrace use.
More generally accepted off-label Femtrace uses include:
- Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Treating vaginal menopausal symptoms
- Treating low hormone levels in young women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen
- Relieving cancer symptoms due to certain types of terminal cancer
- Providing estrogen for men who are undergoing a sex reassignment process ("sex change").