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Jinteli Use for Osteoporosis

Because 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.

Is It Safe for Use in Children and Teens?

This drug is not approved for any use in children.

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.
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