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Endocrine Society Recommends Against Routine Use of Compounded Hormones
December 2016
In this article, we explain why FDA-approved bioidentical hormone medications are preferred over custom-mixed (compounded) products for treating hormone-related disorders.
Drugs That Cause Loss of Bladder Control
February 2016
Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a common and often embarrassing problem that can have a huge impact on quality of life. Find out which drugs can cause this problem.
More Evidence Linking Hormone Therapy To Cardiovascular Harm in Postmenopausal Women
October 2015
In this article, we discuss the most recent evidence linking the use of hormone replacement therapy in women after menopause to increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious cardiovascular problems.
Estradiol Spray (EVAMIST) for Hot Flashes — Risks for Children and Pets
November 2010
This article discusses the potential risks to children and pets when they come in contact with the skin of someone who has used estrogen sprays for hot flashes.
FDA Updates Hormone Therapy (HRT) Information for Post-Menopausal Women: HRT Causes Dementia
March 2004
In a 1991 book, Women's Health Alert, we warned that "Female replacement hormones may someday be remembered as the most recklessly prescribed and dangerous drugs of this century." Now, a new study shows that that women using Prempro, a combination of estrogen and progesterone as hormone replacement therapy, were twice as likely to suffer from demetia as women getting a placebo.
Grapefruit Juice and Prescription Drugs: Some Dangerous Interactions
February 2004
The January 5th issue of the Medical Letter, a widely respected source of independent information about pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, has a review of the increasingly researched problem of the interaction between grapefruit juice and many prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Like most interactions between chemicals in the body, this one involves the impairment, by grapefruit juice, of the body’s ability to metabolize many drugs, leading to higher than expected — and sometimes dangerous — levels of these drugs.This article lists the drugs.
Long Term Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): The Demise of a Standard of Practice
September 2002
We hope that by now women have heard that one part of a large, long term, government sponsored clinical trial, the Women’s Health Initiative, evaluating hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was halted prematurely. The bottom line from this trial is that long term HRT’s risks outweigh its benefits. You should not be using hormone replacement therapy for any reason other than its very short term use to control the symptoms of menopause.