Menest is a prescription medication for women. This medication is actually a mixture of several estrogens which are all female hormones. The basic function of estrogen is to help maintain sexual characteristics such as shaping of the body contours and development of sexual organs. It also helps increase secretions from the cervix. Sometimes the female body produces less estrogen, resulting in certain conditions such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Restoring estrogen will reduce these symptoms.
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Menest is prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of menopause, prostate and breast cancers, low levels of female hormones production, female hypogonadism and uterine bleeding. Menopause symptoms include vaginal dryness and hot flushes. Menest can also be used for the treatment of disease and conditions not specified here. If possible, topical Menest should be considered for treating symptoms rather than oral Menest. Below you will find the uses of Menest.
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
Dosage of Menest depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Menest dosage will usually include progestin, especially in those who are postmenopausal. Dosage will also depend on the condition under treatment. Below you will find a typical dosage of Menest
- Treatment of menopause symptoms: 1.25 mg every day. For those who are still menstruating, treatment should begin on day 5 of their menstrual cycle. Those not menstruating may begin treatment on any day
- Treatment of severe and moderate symptoms of vaginal atrophy: 0.3 mg to 1.25 mg per day
- For the treatment of low hormonal levels: 2.5 mg to 7.5 mg daily. The dose should be divided primarily for a 20-day period followed thereafter by a 10-day rest period
- Your doctor may adjust your dose as necessary
Menest Side Effects
Like any drug, Menest may cause side effects. Patients are advised to consult the doctor at once if any serious side effects are experienced or if the common side effects last longer than a week. Very serious allergic reactions to Menest are rare. Some common Menest side effects include the following. Note that not all side effects are included.
- Tender breasts
- Stomach upset
- Weight changes
- Breast pain
- Bleeding or spotting
- Loss of periods
- Increased libido
- Prolonged periods
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following:
Drug interactions alter the way drugs operate, making them ineffective. There are about 6 drugs that seriously interact with Menest. They include the following; - Thalidomide, tranexamic, Revonto, Pomalyst- Lysteda, lenalidomide, Pomalidomide, It can also have minor interactions with food so patients are advised to take the medication with caution and avoid alcohol. Patients also need to inform their doctor about any health, nutritional and dietary supplements they are using as well as any non-prescription and herbal medicines they may be using.Like any drug, Menest may interact with other drugs and substances. Drug interactions alter the way drugs operate, making them ineffective. Menest can also have minor interactions with food so patients are advised to take the medication with caution and avoid alcohol. Patients also need to inform their doctor about any health, nutritional and dietary supplements they are using as well as any non-prescription and herbal medicines they may be using. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with Menest. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- Tranexamic acid