Generic: Esterified Estrogens
Menest is a drug used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, such as vulvar and vaginal atrophy. It can also be used in female hypogonadism, female castration, primary ovarian failure, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
This drug is available as a tablet containing 0.3 mg, 0.625 mg, 1.25 mg and 2.5 mg of estrogens, esterified.
You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
Menest may interact with medications such as:
- Aromatase inhibitors such as:
- or Letrozole
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to estrogens
- Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
- Certain cancers such as:
- Breast cancer or
- Cancer of the Uterus
- Cancer of the Ovaries
- Blood clots
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Family medical history of breast lumps, cancer, blood clots or angioedema
- Blood clotting disorders such as:
- Protein C
- or Protein S Deficiency
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol or triglyceride levels
- Mineral imbalance such as:
- Low or High level of Calcium in the blood
- Uterus problems such as:
- or Endometriosis
- Gallbladder disease
- Migraine headaches
- Mental or mood disorders
- Pregnancy or lactation