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Innofem (Estradiol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Innofem (Estradiol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 5 ratings/reviews, Innofem has an overall score of 9.20. The effectiveness score is 8.80 and the side effect score is 9.60. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Innofem review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hot flashes, unable to sleep
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken daily for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   dyazide
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did get relief from the hot flashes and this did contribute to a good nights sleep. I had a hystirectomy a year before I was put on the hormones. I say an increase in wrinkles in that first year. I can not say that I have seen a slowing in the aging process but I am sleeping better and that of course will bennefit the skin.
Side effects:   I have not experienced any side effects to my knowledge. I feel as if an increase in the dose would maybe last longer as I seem to be waking at least once a night with a hot flash. I take it in the morning so maybe by the time I hit the sheets it is out of my system. I do not miss a day and always take it at the same time each morning.
Comments:   As I stated I had a hystirectomy at 50 years old. I went over a year w/out any homone treatment and the hot flashes got so severe I was waking about 5 to 6 times a night. I was using over the counter sleep aids and did not like them. I got the doctor to prescribe the hormones and the benefits were almost immediate. I have been on the same dose for over a year now and feel I might benefit from an increased dose. I am 54 now and am looking not quite my age but the aging process is speeding up I feel.

 

Innofem review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Hormone replacement
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken twice a day for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   vitamins
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   continuation of hormone replacement after stopping birth control pills No hot flashes or night sweats.
Side effects:   Break-through bleeding or spotting, breast pain and changes in sexuality(decrease in libido). Fluid retention. Brown patcheson the forehead,temples.
Comments:   Oral dose taken in the morning and evening. Tried the estrogen patch, but did not like the sticky 'bandaid' on my skin.It would get sticky on the edges and be a magnet for clothes fibers.

 

Innofem review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Menopause symptoms
Dosage & duration:   .025 (dosage frequency: daily (patch applied 1x week)) for the period of ongoing
Other conditions:   acid reflux
Other drugs taken:   Nexium
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Benefits: Patch applied 1x weekly assured consistent delivery of dosage. No skin irritation reported by patient but recommended that site used be rotated weekly. Patch can come off if not applied correctly to clean dry skin - no lotions or creams s/b present. May not be metabolized through liver as much as oral estrogen - advantage.
Side effects:   Slight irritation at application site of patch. If mfrs. directions followed and site rotated, this can be reduced or eliminated. No other notable side effects.
Comments:   Patch is applied 1x weekly. Treatment continued to alleviate hot flashes. Original dosage was higher and company has come out with smaller dosages. Patient can be slowly "weaned" to smaller dosages until no longer needed.

 

Innofem review by 57 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Cold chills and hot flashes
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken once a day for the period of Currently taking
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Estradiol has almost completely eliminated the alternating cold chills and hot flashes that I was experiencing. The full effect of the drug was derived within three days of beginning treatment with Estradiol.
Side effects:   There have been no unpleasant side effects of Estradiol that I could ascertain.
Comments:   I take one tablet (1 mg) of Estradiol daily, at bedtime.

 

Innofem review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hormone replacement
Dosage & duration:   2mg taken 1x daily for the period of 20 years
Other conditions:   migraines, hot flashes
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Some decrease in headahces. However, now all these years later taking estradiol, I look younger than my friends and my skin is in much better condition. I'm not wrinkle free, but have fewer than most women my age who have not had hormone therapy.
Side effects:   None really
Comments:   I was experiencing hot flashes, mood swings and headaches before taking estradiol. Since taking it, the flashes and mood swings disappeared. I have been on hormaone therapy for about 20 years and have no intention of going off. I feel good and look good for my age and I attribute some of that to the hormonal therapy.
 


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