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Available Forms of HRT

Note: This list is of HRT currently available in the U.S.  For more information on specific forms of HRT, click on the blue link)

For a listing of equivalent doses of different forms of HRT, go to HRT Equivalencies.

 

ORAL ESTROGENS

 

Name Company Type Dosage
Premarin Wyeth-Ayerst conjugated estrogens (equine) -- 45% estrone sulfate; 55% equine estrogens 0.3, 0.625 (standard), 0.9, 1.25, and 2.5 mg
Estrace Mead Johnson micronized estradiol (from plant sources) 0.5, 1, 2 mg
Cenestin Duramed conjugated estrogens (from plant sources) 0.625, 0.0 mg
Gynodiol Fielding micronized estradiol
(from plant sources)
0.5, 1.5, 2 mg
Ogen Abbott Estropipate (piperazine estrone sulfate) 0.625, 1.25, 2.5, 5 mg
Ortho-Est Ortho Estropipate 0.625; 1.25 mg
Estratab (currently unavailable -- check with manufacturer or pharmacist for more information) Solvay Esterified estrogens (from plant sources) 0.3, 0.625, 1.25, 2.5 mg
Menest Monarch Esterified estrogens (from plant sources) 0.3, 0.625. 1.25, 2.5 mg
Tri-Est compounding pharmacy estradiol, estrone, and estriol (usually in a 10%, 10% 80% ratio)

(capsule, cream or gel)

1.25, 2.5, 5 mg
Bi-Est compounding pharmacy estradiol and estriol (usually in a 20%/80% ratio)

(capsule, cream or gel)

1.25, 2.5, 5 mg
Estriol compounding pharmacy estriol 2 to 8 mg

 

ESTROGEN PATCHES, GELS & RINGS

 

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Estraderm Novartis transdermal patch -- estradiol 0.05; 1 mg
Climara Berlex matrix patch -- estradiol 0.025. 0.0375, 0.05, 0.06, 0.075, 0.1 mg
Vivelle and Vivelle Dot Novogyne Pharmaceuticals matrix patch -- estradiol 0.025, 0.0375; 0.05; 0.075; 0.1 mg
Fempatch Parke-Davis matrix patch -- estradiol 0.05 mg
Esclim Women First HealthCare matrix patch -- estradiol 0.025, 0.0375, 0.050, 0.075, and 0.1 mg
Alora Theratech matrix patch -- estradiol 0.05, 0.075, 0.1 mg
Estring Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc. vaginal ring -- estradiol .075 mg/day
Femring Warner Chilcott vaginal ring -- estradiol acetate .05, 0.10 mg/day
Estrogel Solvay estradiol gel 1.25 gms/day delivering .75 mg estradiol
Estrasorb Novavax estradiol emulsion (cream) .05 mg

 

OTHER FORMS OF ESTROGEN
(creams, etc.)
(note:  these are intended for treatment of vaginal dryness and atrophy -- not for general estrogen replacement)

 

Estrace Cream Mead Johnson cream (used for treatment of vaginal dryness, atrophy, etc) 1.0 mg estradiol
Premarin Cream Wyeth-Ayerst cream (used for treatment of vaginal dryness, atrophy, etc) 0.625 mg conjugated estrogens/g
(estrone 50-65%, equilin 20-35%)
Ogen Cream Abbott cream (used for treatment of vaginal dryness, atrophy, etc) 1.5 mg estropipate
Vagifem Pharmacia tablets (used for treatment of vaginal dryness, atrophy, etc. -- doesn't have a systemic action on the body) 25.8 mcg.  estradiol hemihydrate, equivalent to 25 mcg. estradiol

 

PROGESTERONES & PROGESTINS

 

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Provera Upjohn medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Cycrin Wyeth-Ayerst medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
generic MPA varies medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Aygestin Wyeth-Ayerst norethindrone acetate 2.5, 5 mg
Norlutate Parke-Davis norethindrone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Micronor Ortho norethindrone 0.35 mg
Prometrium Solvay natural micronized progesterone 100, 200 mg
generic progesterone compounding pharmacy natural micronized progesterone 100, 200 mg
Prochieve (formerly Crinone) Columbia Labs natural progesterone vaginal gel 4% gel (delivering 45 mg of progesterone)
Mirena Schering levonorgestral IUD 20 mcg daily (lasts for 5 years)

 

COMBINATION ESTROGEN/PROGESTIN

 

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Prempro Wyeth-Ayerst continuous, oral: conjugated estrogens (Premarin); medroxyprogesterone acetate (Cycrin) 0.3 mg estrogen/1.5 mg progestin; 0.45 mg estrogen/1.5 mg progestin; .625 mg estrogen/2.5 mg progestin; .625 mg estrogen/5 mg progestin
Premphase Wyeth-Ayerst cyclial, oral: conjugated estrogens (Premarin) medroxyprogesterone acetate 0.625 mg estrogen; 2.5 mg progestin (progestin included in last 2 weeks only)
CombiPatch Novartis continuous, patch: estradiol, norethindrone acetate .05 mg estradiol; .014 OR .025 mg NETA
FemHRT Duramed (distriibuted by Parke-Davis) continuous, oral: ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone acetate 5 mcg
ethinyl estradiol
1 mg NDA
Ortho-Prefest Ortho-McNeil continuous, oral:  estradiol, norgestimate 1 mg
estradiol
0.09 mg
norgestimate
sequential (progestin delivered every 3 days for 3 days)
Activella Pharmacia and Upjohn continuous, oral: estradiol, norethindrone acetate 1 mg estradiol, 0.5 mg norethindrone acetate
Climara Pro Schering continuous, patch: estradiol, levonorgestrel once a week patch -- .045 mg estradiol; 0.015 mg levonorgestrel

 

TESTOSTERONE AND COMBINATION ESTROGEN/TESTOSTERONE

 

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Android-10 ICN methyltestosterone 10 mg
methyl testosterone generic methyltestosterone 10 mg
Estratest Solvay esterified estrogens, methyltestosterone 1.25 mg estrogen; 2.5 mg testosterone
Estratest  H.S. Solvay esterified estrogens; methyltestosterone 0.625 mg estrogen; 1.25 mg testosterone
Premarin with methyl testosterone Wyeth-Ayerst conjugated estrogens; methyl- testosterone .0625 mg estrogen; 5 or 10 mg testosterone

 

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
(listed in order of estrogen dosage)

 

Name Company Type Dosage
NuvaRing
(vaginal ring)
Organon ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel

releases 15 mcg estradiol and 120 mcg etonogestrel daily

Alesse Wyeth-Ayerst ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel

20 mcg estrogen, 0.10 mg. progestin

Levlite Berlex ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel

20 mcg estrogen, 0.10 mg. progestin

Ortho Evra (patch) Johnson & Johnson ethinyl estradiol; norelgestromin

releases 20 mcg   estradiol; 150 mcg progestin daily

Mircette Organon ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 20 mcg estrogen, 0.15 mg progestin
Loestrin 1/20 Parke-Davis ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate 20 mcg estrogen, 1 mg progestin
Estrostep Fe Parke-Davis ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate phasic estrogen (20 mcg first week; 30 mcg second week; 35 mcg third week)), 1 mg progestin
Cyclessa Oraganon ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel triphasic (25 mcg ethinyl estradiol for days 1-21; 100 mcg progesin for days 1-7,  125 for days 8-14, 150 for days 15-21)
Levlen Berlex ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 30 mcg estrogen, 0.15 mg progestin
Nordette Wyeth-Ayerst ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 30 mcg estrogen, 0.15 mg progestin
Lo/Ovral Wyeth-Ayerst ethinyl estradiol; norgestrel 30 mcg estrogen,  0.30 mg progestin
Desogen Organon ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 30 mcg estrogen, 0.15 mg progestin
Ortho-Cept Ortho ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 30 mcg estrogen, 0.15 mg progestin
Loestrin Parke-Davis ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate 30 mcg estrogen, 1.50 mg progestin
Yasmin Berlex ethinyl estradiol; drospirenone 30 mcg estrogen; 3 mg progestin
Triphasil Wyeth-Ayerst ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel phasic estrogen (30, 40, 30 mcg) phasic progestin (0.05, 0.075, 0.125 mg)
Tri-Levlen Berlex ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel phasic estrogen (30, 40, 30 mcg) phasic progestin (0.05, 0.075, 0.125 mg)
Ortho-Cyclen Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate 35 mcg estrogen, 0.25 mg progestin
Ovcon-35 Mead Johnson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 0.40 mg progestin
Brevicon Watson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 0.50 mg progestin
Modicon Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 0.50 mg progestin
Norethin Roberts ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 1.00 mg progestin
Norinyl 1/35 Watson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 1.00 mg progestin
Ortho-Novum 1/35 Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estrogen, 1.00 progestin
Demulen 1/35 Searle ethinyl estradiol; ethynodiol diacetate 35 mcg estrogen, 1.00 progestin
Ortho-Novum 10/11 Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg. estradiol, phasic progestin -- 0.50 mg, 1.00 mg
Jenest Organon ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estradiol, phasic progestin -- 0.50 mg, 1.00 mg
Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Otrho ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate 35 mcg estradiol, phasic progestin -- 0.15 mg, 0.215 mg, 0.25 mg)
Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estradiol, phasic progestin -- 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1.00 mg
Tri-Norinyl Watson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 35 mcg estradiol, phasic progestin -- 0.50 mg, 1.00 mg, 0.50 mg
Norinyl  1/50 Watson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 50 mcg estradiol, 1.00 mg progestin
Ortho-Novum 1/50 Ortho ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 50 mcg estradiol, 1.00 mg progestin
Ovcon-50 Mead Johnson ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone 50 mcg estradiol, 1.00 mg progestin
Ovral Wyeth-Ayerst ethinyl estradiol; norgestrel 50 mcg estradio, l0.50 mg progestin
Demulen 1/50 Searle ethinyl estradiol; ethynodiol diacetate 50 mcg estradiol, 1.00 mg progestin