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esterified estrogens (Estratab [discontinued]; Menest) are proscribed for treating the common symptoms of menopause, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, female castration, female hypogonadism, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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Terms related to esterified estrogens:

  • Estratab
  • Menest