Brand name(s)

Activella, Alesse, Alesse-28, Angeliq, Cyclessa, Estinyl, Femtrace, Feostat, Hemocyte, Loestrin 1/20, Loestrin 1.5/30, Mircette, Necon, Ortho-Novum, Premphase, Prempro

What it is

Estrogens and progestins are female hormones. They are produced by the body and are necessary for the normal sexual development of the female and for the regulation of the menstrual cycle during the childbearing years. The ovaries begin to produce less estrogen after...

What it treats

This medicine is prescribed to make up for the lower amount of estrogen. Estrogens help relieve signs of menopause, such as hot flashes and unusual sweating, chills, faintness, or dizziness. Progestins help to regulate the effects of estrogens.