Specific Reasons to Prescribe Ogen
Ogen Uses for Osteoporosis
Because 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, Ogen can help prevent these menopause-related bone changes. However, the drug is not risk-free and should only be used in women who cannot use other, non-hormonal medications for osteoporosis prevention.
Ogen Use in Younger Women
Sometimes, younger women do not produce enough estrogen, due to a variety of reasons. In some cases, for unknown reasons, the ovaries simply stop working too soon. In other instances, certain medications (such as chemotherapy) affect the ovaries' ability to function properly. Some women have had their ovaries surgically removed. Or, perhaps, the ovaries never started working properly in the first place, which results in delayed or absent puberty. In all of these situations, Ogen can be used as a substitute for the estrogen that the ovaries do not produce.
Ogen is not approved for use in children or teens. Discuss the risks and benefits of using the drug with your child's healthcare provider.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Ogen for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At one point, hormone replacement therapy 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 Ogen use.