Enjuvia is a prescription medication licensed to treat menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. This medication contains a mixture of 10 different synthetic (manufactured) estrogen hormones and works by replacing the estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce. Enjuvia comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Possible side effects of the medication include headaches, breast pain, and nausea.
What Is Enjuvia?
Enjuvia® (conjugated estrogens) is a prescription hormone replacement medication. It contains a mixture of 10 different synthetic (manufactured) estrogen hormones. It is approved for treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Enjuvia is made by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does It Work?
Enjuvia is a mixture of 10 different synthetic (manufactured) estrogens. Unlike many other estrogen products, it does not contain any hormones produced by horses. It helps to relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing the estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce.
During and after menopause, women experience a drop in estrogen levels, as well as a shift in the balance of estrogens that the body produces. Before menopause, the ovaries produce the main source of estrogen, and the main type of estrogen produced is known as estradiol. After menopause, the main source of estrogen is the hormone androstenedione, which is produced by the adrenal gland and is converted into an estrogen known as estrone. Menopausal symptoms and changes result from both the decrease in estrogen and the shift from estradiol to estrone.
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