Covaryx HRT Medication Info
If your hot flashes or night sweats haven't responded to estrogen alone, your healthcare provider may recommend Covaryx™ (esterified estrogens/methyltestosterone), a combination medication that contains testosterone along with a mixture of estrogen hormones. This hormone replacement therapy (HRT) comes in the form of a tablet that is taken cyclically, such as three weeks on and one week off.
Because taking Covaryx (or any other estrogen treatment) without progesterone can increase the risk of precancerous or cancerous changes in the uterus, it must be combined with a progestin in women who still have a uterus. Women who have had a hysterectomy can take Covaryx alone, without any progesterone. The drug should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period necessary.
Prior to beginning treatment, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. Covaryx is not right for everyone, and your healthcare provider will need this information to make sure that this is the right HRT medication for you.
(For more information on this medication, including more detailed dosing guidelines, click Covaryx.)