Which medications in the drug class Estrogens/Progestins-HRT are used in the treatment of Osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Estrogens/Progestins-HRT

The combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone reduces bone resorption and retards or halts postmenopausal bone loss.

Conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone acetate (Prempro, Premphase)

The combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone reduces bone resorption and retards or halts postmenopausal bone loss.

Estradiol/levonorgestrel (Climara Pro)

Estradiol/levonorgestrel transdermal system releases both estradiol and levonorgestrel continuously upon application to skin. It is approved for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Estradiol/norgestimate (Prefest)

Estradiol/norgestimate is approved for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is available as a combination of estradiol 1 mg/norgestimate 0.09 mg.


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