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Femtrace Use in Children and Teens

Femtrace 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 and dementia (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").
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