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Premphase Uses for OsteoporosisBecause estrogen helps keep the bones strong, the decrease in estrogen during menopause causes a significant weakening of the bones, often resulting in osteoporosis. By providing estrogen, Premphase can help prevent these menopause-related bone changes. However, the drug is not risk-free and it should only be used in women who cannot take other non-hormonal medications for osteoporosis prevention and who are at significant risk for osteoporosis.
Off-Label Premphase UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Premphase for something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At one point, Premphase (like other hormone therapies) was used off-label for preventing heart disease and dementia (such as with 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 Premphase use.