Menopause Home > Femhrt Alternatives

There are several femhrt alternatives available if the medication is causing bothersome side effects or is not adequately controlling your menopause symptoms. In these cases, alternatives can include other medications, non-drug treatments, or natural remedies. If the risks of femhrt outweigh the benefits the medication can provide, talk to your healthcare provider about possible femhrt alternatives that may be best for your situation.

Alternatives to Femhrt: An Overview

Femhrt® (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription hormone replacement medication. It is most often used to treat menopause symptoms, although it is also approved for osteoporosis prevention in postmenopausal women. For most women, femhrt works well and does not cause significant side effects. However, as with all medicines, femhrt may not adequately control your symptoms or may cause dangerous or bothersome side effects. Also, for some women, the risks of taking femhrt may outweigh the potential benefits. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to femhrt for menopause treatment, including:
 
  • Natural remedies
  • Other conventional medications
  • Coping strategies.
     
Natural Remedies as Femhrt Alternatives
Many women choose to use natural remedies as alternatives to prescription medications for menopause treatment. These remedies include:
 
At this time, there is not enough scientific evidence to determine whether these therapies are beneficial. In addition, there is insufficient information available to prove whether these therapies are as safe as or safer than the conventional medications.
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics & Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.