Menopause Home > Treating Osteoporosis With Jinteli and Pediatric/Off-Label Indications
Jinteli Use for OsteoporosisBecause estrogen helps to keep the bones strong, the decrease in estrogen during menopause causes a significant weakening of the bones, often resulting in osteoporosis. By providing estrogen, Jinteli can help prevent these menopause-related bone changes. However, Jinteli is not risk-free, and it should only be used in women who cannot use other, nonhormonal medications for osteoporosis prevention and who are at significant risk for osteoporosis.
Are There Off-Label Reasons to Use Jinteli?On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At one point, hormone replacement therapy, such as Jinteli, 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 use of Jinteli.