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Menopause and HRT

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

How HRT Is Administered:
Application of Progesterone/Progestin

Progesterone also comes in pills that can be taken orally, vaginal creams and suppositories, injections as well as in a base of oil.

Oral Progestins
bulletmedroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera, Curretab, Cycrin, Amen)
bulletnorethindrone acetate (Aygestin, Norlutate)
bulletnorethindrone (Micronor, Nor-Q.D., Norlutin)
bulletnorgestrel (Ovrette)
bulletmegesterol acetate (Megace)
bulletprogesterone micronized powder

Vaginal Progestins

Progesterone vaginal suppositories

Progestin Injections

Progesterone in oil

Progesterone is administered always as a progestin (also called a progestagen), which is a synthetic progesterone-like compound. Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) is used most commonly today, but there are others. Progestins are usually given by mouth in various combinations with estrogen. Injectable progestins and pure progesterone vaginal suppositories are available, but are not very popular.

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