esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone, Estratest, Estratest HS
Notice: Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on March 10, 2009, that it would discontinue supplying the marketplace with ESTRATEST® (Esterified Estrogens and Methyltestosterone) Tablets and ESTRATEST® HS (Esterified Estrogens and Methyltestosterone) Tablets. Effective March 31, 2009, the company will no longer accept orders for new product from its customers.
GENERIC NAME: esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone
BRAND NAME: Estratest
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Esterified estrogens are a
related estrogens. Estrogens, when taken alone or in combination
with a progestin, have been shown to reduce the risk for hip fracture
to osteoporosis by 25% as well as the risk of heart attack
and stroke by 40-50%. Esterified estrogens are used for numerous
situations. Estrogens cause growth and development of female sex
the maintain sex characteristics, including growth of underarm and
pubic hair and shaping of body contours and skeleton. Estrogens also
increase secretions from the cervix and growth of the inner lining of
uterus (endometrium). Estrogens reduce LDL-cholesterol ("bad"
and increase HDL-cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) concentrations.
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