Enjoy Your Menopause!

June 2, 2008

Spray Your Menopause “Hot Flashes” Away

Filed under: Uncategorized — Beverly Mahone @ 7:13 pm
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a form of spray-on estrogen called Evamist, which is supposed to treat moderate to severe menopausal symptoms.

Evamist, which is marketed by Ther-Rx Corporation, is the first transdermal estradiol spray to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms in healthy women, according to the report in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

“This estradiol ‘spray-on-patch’ is a treatment option for women who will benefit from the advantages of transdermal estradiol delivery but are intolerant of or are not inclined to use patches, gels, or emulsions,” write Dr. John E. Buster, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues.

The spray solution contains estradiol in ethanol, plus a skin-penetrating agent, and is delivered in a precisely metered dose. It is formulated to be retained beneath the skin’s surface where is slowly released over 24-hours. The spray is applied to the inside of surface of the forearm and dries clear in 1 minute; it can’t be rubbed or washed off and it won’t transfer to other people.

Source:  Obstetrics & Gynecology, June 2008

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