Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier
WebMD

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine
WebMD

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion
    WebMD

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community
    WebMD

    Community

    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Includes Expert Content
prempro
avatar
An_251767 posted:
I have been on Prempro for 16 years with no problems and feel great. Do have a history of bone loss in my family. Because of going on Medicare, the cost is no longer covered by insurance. It was suggested that I change to a combination of Esrradiol and Provera which is only a few dollars. I am willing to pay for the Prempro. Yes, it is a huge savings, but I am not willing to risk messing with my body and changing things after all this time. Don't know what to do. Would appreciate some advice.
Reply
 
avatar
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_251767,
First question I will ask: are you on the lowest dose of Prempro? the reason I ask is that the North American Menopause Society recommends that folks take the lowest dose consistent with treatment goals, and the lowest dose will give you bone protection. I trust you are discussing your ongoing use of hormone therapy with your health care provider. Indeed, a dose of 0.5 mg of estradiol and 1.25 mg of provera would be ballpark equivalent to the lowest dose of pPrempro; and if that works out much less expensively, it is totally reasonable to give it a try. It should give you comparable bone protection to the lowest dose of prempro. You could try it and see how you feel; it is reasonably close to the lowest dose of prempro.
Good luck,
Mary Jane


Featuring Experts

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of ...More

Helpful Tips

Physical activity at midlifeExpert
Regular physical activity is a vital part of every midlife woman?s life, preserving physical and mental health and improving quality of ... More
Was this Helpful?
20 of 31 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society website