Menopause Home > More Info on Ogen

Alternatives to Ogen

Ogen is not the only available method of relieving menopausal symptoms. Other options include:
  • Coping strategies, such as wearing lighter clothes for hot flashes or using a vaginal lubricant for dryness
  • Other medications, such as other estrogens or combinations of estrogens with progestins
  • Natural remedies, including herbal supplements and "bioidentical" hormone replacement.
(Click Ogen Alternatives for more information about other menopause treatment options.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of this medication may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding (in females).
(Click Ogen Overdose for more information.)

How Should Ogen Be Stored?

Ogen tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be stored in an airtight container. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Ogen as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Ogen tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Ogen 0.625 mg (which contains 0.75 mg estropipate per tablet)
  • Ogen 1.25 mg (which contains 1.5 mg per estropipate per tablet)
  • Ogen 2.5 mg (which contains 3 mg of estropipate per tablet).
The strengths of Ogen can be a little confusing. The "official" strength is calculated in terms of sodium estrone sulfate, even though the tablets contain slightly more estropipate (also known as piperazine estrone sulfate). You may find that your pharmacy uses other ways to describe the strength. Just remember that Ogen (and its generic versions) only comes in three strengths. Ogen 0.625 is exactly the same as Ogen 0.75.
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation

Topics & Medications


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.