see a problem on this page? request an account or login and edit it!
Help us create, collect, and correct the world's largest database of physician and medical information!

Estrogen-Associated Blood Clots

From Wiki Doctor
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This article is a stub. you can help WikiDr by expanding it.



Definition

Blood clots are occasional but serious side effects of estrogen therapy. They are dose-related, that is, they occur more frequently with higher doses of estrogen.Estrogen-associated blood clots: Blood clots are occasional but serious side effects of estrogen therapy. They are dose-related, that is, they occur more frequently with higher doses of estrogen.Estrogen therapy preparations (all of which carry this risk) include:esterified estrogensesterified estrogens and methyltestosteroneestradiolestrogens (conjugated) and medroxyprogesteroneestrogens conjugatedThe brand names of the estrogen therapy preparations carrying this risk include:CLIMARA (estradiol) ESTRACE (estradiol)ESTRADERM (estradiol)ESTRATAB (esterified estrogens) ESTRATEST (esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone \)MENEST (esterified estrogens) OGEN (estropipate)PREMARIN (estrogens conjugated)PREMPHASE (estrogens conjugated and medroxyprogesterone)PREMPRO (estrogens conjugated and medroxyprogesterone) Cigarette smokers on estrogen therapy are at a higher risk than non-smokers for blood clots. Therefore, patients requiring estrogen therapy are strongly encouraged to quit smoking.


 

 

Other Medical Definitions