Other Substitutes for Prempro
Coping Strategies as Prempro AlternativesMedications are not always the answer to menopause symptoms. If you cannot take Prempro or other estrogen medications (or if you desire to avoid such medications), you may want to try other, non-drug ways to deal with symptoms. For instance, a variety of vaginal lubricants and moisturizers are available that can help provide relief from vaginal dryness and irritation. Some are even designed especially for menopausal women. Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet can also work wonders for some menopause symptoms.
(For more ideas on ways to cope with menopause symptoms, see Menopause Relief.)
Natural Remedies as Prempro AlternativesMany women choose to use natural remedies as alternatives to prescription medications for menopause treatment. These remedies include:
- Natural estrogens
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (also known as natural hormone replacement therapy)
- Herbal supplements
- Phytoestrogens (so-called plant estrogens).
At this time, not enough scientific evidence is available to determine if these therapies are beneficial. In addition, insufficient information is available to prove whether these therapies are as safe or safer than the conventional drugs used for menopause symptoms or osteoporosis prevention.