Menopause Articles A-Z

Female Menopause - Hot Flashes

This page contains links to eMedTV Menopause Articles containing information on subjects from Female Menopause to Hot Flashes. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Female Menopause
    As this eMedTV segment explains, menopause is associated with lower levels of female hormones (estrogen and progestin) in a woman's body. This article defines menopause and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Femhart
    femhrt is a prescription medication that may relieve menopause symptoms and prevent osteoporosis. This eMedTV Web page lists some common side effects of femhrt and offers a link to more information. femhart is a common misspelling of femhrt.
  • Femhrt
    femhrt is a prescribed drug that may alleviate menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis. This eMedTV Web resource provides an overview of femhrt, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and some general precautions.
  • Femhrt Alternatives
    This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at several femhrt alternatives, including other medications, non-drug treatments, and natural remedies. This page also discusses when it may be time to consider an alternative to femhrt.
  • Femhrt and Breastfeeding
    This part of the eMedTV archives explains how the hormones in femhrt do pass through breast milk and may affect its quality and quantity. This article also explains why doctors typically advise against taking femhrt and breastfeeding at the same time.
  • Femhrt and Pregnancy
    This page from the eMedTV Web library explains that femhrt should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause serious problems (such as birth defects). This page also discusses what to do if you are using femhrt and pregnancy occurs.
  • Femhrt Dosage
    This eMedTV segment explains that your doctor will consider several factors when determining your femhrt dosage, such as the severity of your menopausal symptoms. This page further describes these factors and provides some tips for taking femhrt.
  • femhrt Drug Information
    As you'll see in this eMedTV selection, femhrt is a type of hormone replacement therapy. This article gives a brief overview of femhrt, with information on how to take this drug, what to expect, and more.
  • Femhrt Drug Interactions
    Some antibiotics, seizure medicines, and barbiturates are among the drugs that may interact with femhrt. This eMedTV Web page highlights other medications that may cause femhrt drug interactions and describes the problems these interactions can cause.
  • Femhrt Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that although an overdose of femhrt is not likely to cause serious problems, you should still seek immediate medical care. This page also lists possible femhrt overdose symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.
  • Femhrt Side Effects
    Headaches, nausea, and breast pain are among the most commonly reported side effects of femhrt. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other femhrt side effects that may occur, including those that are serious and require prompt medical care.
  • Femhrt Uses
    This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at what femhrt is used for, such as treating menopausal symptoms and preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This page describes these and other femhrt uses and explains how this medication works.
  • Femhrt Warnings and Precautions
    You should not use femhrt if you have liver disease or a history of breast cancer. This selection from the eMedTV Web site lists other important femhrt warnings and precautions, including what to tell your doctor before taking this medication.
  • Femring
    Femring is a prescription estrogen medication used to treat menopausal symptoms. This eMedTV page explains how Femring is used vaginally to treat hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal problems. This page also covers dosing tips and side effects.
  • Femring and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, the estrogen in Femring does pass through breast milk. This page offers more details on Femring and breastfeeding, explaining why it is not typically recommended for breastfeeding women to use this estrogen medication.
  • Femring and Pregnancy
    Pregnant women should not use Femring. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers more information on Femring and pregnancy, and explains why there is no legitimate medical reason for women to use this medication when pregnant.
  • Femring Dosage
    Doctors typically recommend starting with the lowest Femring dosage for the shortest time necessary. This eMedTV Web page discusses Femring dosing guidelines in more detail and provides several tips for when and how to use this medication.
  • Femring Drug Information
    Night sweats, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms can be managed with a product called Femring. This eMedTV article takes a quick look at Femring, with information on how the drug works, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.
  • Femring Drug Interactions
    Some thyroid medications, seizure drugs, and antibiotics may interact with Femring. This page from the eMedTV Web site lists other medications that may cause Femring drug interactions and describes the complications that these interactions can cause.
  • Femring Overdose
    A Femring overdose could cause vomiting, nausea, or vaginal bleeding. This portion of the eMedTV archives further describes the possible effects of a Femring overdose and explains why you should seek immediate medical attention if an overdose occurs.
  • Femring Side Effects
    Some of the most common Femring side effects include vaginal infections, breast pain, and headaches. This eMedTV Web article lists other possible side effects of Femring, including rare but serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Femring Uses
    This eMedTV page explains that Femring is used for treating certain menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal problems. This page further discusses these Femring uses, including how the medicine works to treat these problems.
  • Femring Warnings and Precautions
    You should not use Femring if you have certain health conditions, such as liver disease or blood clots. This eMedTV page lists important Femring warnings and precautions to be aware of, including what to tell your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Femtrace
    Femtrace is licensed to treat menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. This eMedTV Web article offers a complete overview of this drug, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take it.
  • Femtrace and Breastfeeding
    The estrogen hormone in Femtrace does pass through breast milk. This eMedTV Web article explains that although Femtrace is not likely to cause significant problems in a breastfed infant, it may decrease the quality and quantity of breast milk.
  • Femtrace and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explains that Femtrace should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause problems. This page further discusses Femtrace and pregnancy, including why there is no legitimate medical reason to take this medicine when pregnant.
  • Femtrace Dosage
    This eMedTV Web article explains that when using Femtrace for menopausal symptoms, it is generally advised to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period of time. The typical starting Femtrace dosage is 0.45 mg once daily.
  • Femtrace Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, hypothyroid medications, and seizure medicines may interact with Femtrace. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at other medications that may cause Femtrace drug interactions and describes the complications that may occur.
  • Femtrace Hormone Replacement Info
    Femtrace is one of the hormone replacement drugs used to treat certain menopause symptoms. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of Femtrace, with info on how it works, how to take it, and what to discuss with your doctor before starting treatment.
  • Femtrace Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical care if you believe you have taken too much Femtrace. This eMedTV resource explains that a Femtrace overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding. This page also describes possible treatment options.
  • Femtrace Side Effects
    The flu, breast tenderness, and vaginal bleeding are among the most common side effects of Femtrace. This eMedTV Web resource describes other Femtrace side effects, including those that are serious and should be immediately reported to your doctor.
  • Femtrace Uses
    Femtrace is used for treating certain symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats. This eMedTV page explores these and other Femtrace uses, including off-label uses (such as treating vaginal symptoms and preventing osteoporosis).
  • Femtrace Warnings and Precautions
    You should not use Femtrace if you have liver disease or any cancer that is sensitive to estrogen. This eMedTV page lists other important Femtrace warnings and precautions, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking this drug.
  • Generic Activella
    Activella (estradiol/norethindrone) is currently available in generic form. This selection from the eMedTV archives gives an overview of generic Activella, including information on who manufactures it and how it compares to brand-name Activella.
  • Generic Alora
    It is unclear when a generic version of Alora (estradiol patch) will become available. This eMedTV page explores the dangers of buying fake "generic Alora" and explains the difference between Alora and other estrogen patches.
  • Generic Angeliq
    At this time, there are no generic Angeliq products approved for sale in the United States. This page of the eMedTV Web archives explains when generic Angeliq may become available and warns about fake generic versions of this medication.
  • Generic Brisdelle
    As this eMedTV page explains, patents and exclusivity rights prevent generic Brisdelle (paroxetine mesylate capsules) from being made until June 2017. This page also explains whether other paroxetine products are equivalent to Brisdelle.
  • Generic Cenestin
    There are currently no generic Cenestin products available in the United States. This eMedTV page discusses when generic versions of Cenestin may become available and describes the difference between a generic version and a generic name of a drug.
  • Generic Climara
    Climara is currently available in generic form. This section of the eMedTV library provides more information on generic Climara, including what strengths are available, who makes it, and how it compares to brand-name Climara.
  • Generic Climara Pro
    As this eMedTV resource explains, a patent prevents generic Climara Pro from being made in the United States until 2014 (when the patent expires). This page also describes the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a medication.
  • Generic CombiPatch
    There are currently no generic CombiPatch products available on the market. This page on the eMedTV site explores the potential dangers of buying so-called "generic CombiPatch" drugs and explains when a real generic version may be available.
  • Generic Covaryx
    It is impossible to determine if any drugs (generic or otherwise) are equivalent to Covaryx. This part of the eMedTV archives explores whether generic Covaryx exists and explains which drugs are sometimes considered equivalent to Covaryx.
  • Generic Delestrogen
    Delestrogen (estradiol valerate) is currently available in brand-name and generic form. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes generic Delestrogen in more detail, and explains how this generic medicine is as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Depo-Estradiol
    As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, a generic version of Depo-Estradiol (estradiol cypionate) is available. This page also explains how the FDA has determined that generic Depo-Estradiol is as good as the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Divigel
    At this time, Divigel is not available in generic form. As this eMedTV resource explains, it is not clear why companies have not chosen to manufacture generic Divigel products. It may be because a generic version is not profitable enough to make.
  • Generic Elestrin
    At this time, there are no generic versions of Elestrin licensed for sale. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers information on when generic Elestrin may be available and discusses the risks of buying fake generic medications.
  • Generic Enjuvia
    There are currently no generic Enjuvia (conjugated estrogens) products available in the United States. This eMedTV article explains that February 2021 is the earliest expected date that a generic version of Enjuvia may become available.
  • Generic Estrace
    As this eMedTV segment explains, generic versions of Estrace (estradiol) are available. This page lists the available strengths of the generic versions and explains how the FDA has determined that they are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Estrace Vaginal Cream
    There are currently no generic versions of Estrace Vaginal Cream (estradiol vaginal cream) available. This eMedTV Web page explores why generic Estrace Vaginal Cream is not available and explains whether it is expected to be available in the future.
  • Generic Estraderm
    At this time, there are no generic Estraderm patches available. As this page on the eMedTV site explains, although there are other generic estradiol patches available in the same strength as Estraderm, these products are not equivalent to Estraderm.
  • Generic Estrasorb
    Estrasorb is not available in generic form at this time. As this article on the eMedTV site explains, the earliest possible date that generic Estrasorb could become available is January 2015, when the first patent for the medication expires.
  • Generic Estratest
    It is impossible to determine if any medication (generic or not) is equivalent to Estratest. This eMedTV page further explores whether generic Estratest exists and explains why it is difficult to determine if other drugs are equivalent to Estratest.
  • Generic Estring
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that there are currently no generic Estring products approved in the United States, even though all of the patents have expired. This page also discusses why generic Estring may never become available.
  • Generic EstroGel
    At this time, EstroGel is not available in generic form. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why there are no generic EstroGel products and discusses why a generic version of the medication may not be available any time soon.
  • Generic Evamist
    At this time, Evamist is not available in generic form. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains when generic Evamist may become available and discusses the difference between a "generic name" and a "generic version" of a medication.
  • Generic Femhrt
    As explained in this eMedTV article, you can now buy femhrt in generic form. This resource takes a closer look at this topic, including who makes the generic version and how it compares to brand-name femhrt.
  • Generic Femring
    At this time, Femring is not available in generic form. This segment from the eMedTV site explains why there are no generic Femring products and discusses why 2015 is the earliest expected date that a generic version of the drug may become available.
  • Generic Femtrace
    Patents currently prevent any generic Femtrace products from being manufactured in the United States. This eMedTV Web resource explains that December 2021 is the earliest expected date that a generic form of the drug could become available.
  • Generic Menest
    Menest is not available in generic form at this time. This portion of the eMedTV library explains what this medication is used for and explores the reasons why drug companies have not manufactured any generic Menest products.
  • Generic Menostar
    Menostar is not yet available in generic form. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the potential dangers of buying so-called "generic Menostar" products that may currently be on the market and explains when a real generic may be available.
  • Generic Minivelle
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, a patent prevents generic Minivelle from being made in the United States until April 2020. This page also explains whether other estradiol patches are equivalent to Minivelle.
  • Generic Ogen
    Ogen (estropipate) is currently available in brand-name and generic form. This article from the eMedTV library describes generic Ogen in more detail, lists the various strengths available, and offers manufacturer information for these products.
  • Generic Osphena
    Companies are not allowed to make a generic Osphena (ospemifene) product at this time. As this eMedTV Web selection explains, however, a generic version of the drug may become available after the exclusivity rights expire in February 2018.
  • Generic Premarin
    There are currently no generic versions of Premarin that are approved in the United States. This eMedTV segment explains why there are no generic versions and discusses when a generic form of the drug may become available.
  • Generic Premarin Vaginal Cream
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there is no generic Premarin Vaginal Cream (conjugated estrogens vaginal cream) available, even though all the patents have expired. This page discusses why a generic Premarin Vaginal Cream may never be available.
  • Generic Premphase
    At this time, there are no generic Premphase products available in the United States. This eMedTV article explains why there are no generic versions of the drug and discusses why a generic Premphase is not expected to become available any time soon.
  • Generic Prempro
    At this time, no generic Prempro products are approved in the United States. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why there may never be a generic version of this medication and warns people against fake generic versions of Prempro.
  • Generic Prometrium
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Prometrium (progesterone capsules) can now be purchased in generic form. This article offers more details on the generic version of this drug, with information on available strengths, current manufacturers, and more.
  • Generic Vagifem
    This eMedTV resource explains that there are currently no generic Vagifem (estradiol vaginal tablets) products approved in the United States. This page also talks about when a generic version could become available.
  • Generic Vivelle-Dot
    Vivelle-Dot is not available in generic form at this time. As this eMedTV resource explains, the earliest possible date that generic Vivelle-Dot products could become available is December 2012, when the patent for the brand-name medication expires.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    A healthcare provider may recommend hormone replacement therapy to women with menopausal symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses the benefits, risks, and side effects associated with taking hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy and Heart Health
    As this eMedTV article explains, hormone replacement therapy is no longer thought to improve heart health. In fact, hormone replacement therapy may negatively affect your heart health by increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy and High Blood Pressure
    This eMedTV page outlines findings from recent studies concerning hormone replacement therapy and high blood pressure. They indicate that blood pressure does not increase significantly with hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hot Flashes
    Hot flashes are sudden feelings of heat that most often affect the upper part of the body. This eMedTV segment describes hot flashes in detail and provides suggestions for dealing with these episodes, which are often associated with menopause.
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