Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and route of administration. A new study compared the effects of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and 17β-estradiol and contrasted oral and transdermal delivery to determine their effectiveness in preventing heart disease. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EU Panel Confirms 4-Week Limit on High-Strength Estradiol Creams EU Panel Confirms 4-Week Limit on High-Strength Estradiol Creams
The decision marks the third time the European Medicines Agency's safety committee has issued the controversial recommendation.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Balcoltra (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Bisglycinate Tablets ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 7, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

EluRyng (Etonogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Yuvafem (Estradiol Vaginal Inserts) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Yuvafem (Estradiol Vaginal Inserts) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prasco launches NuvaRing(R) (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) Authorized Generic in the United States
MASON, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Prasco announced today the launch of the authorized generic of NuvaRing® (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring). This is Prasco's 9th authorized generic launch in partnersh... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Drug Delivery, Product Launch Prasco Laboratories, NuvaRing, etonogestrel, estradiol, vaginal ring (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves EluRyng (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring), the First Generic NuvaRing
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) December 12, 2019 -- Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) (“Amneal” or the“Company”) today announced that it has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Smoking and alcohol use reduce efficacy of hormone therapy
Lifestyle factors such as alcohol use and smoking alter estradiol levels in women receiving hormone therapy, according to a study presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alcohol, Smoking Alter Estradiol Levels in Hormone Therapy Alcohol, Smoking Alter Estradiol Levels in Hormone Therapy
Alcohol use and smoking independently and inversely predict estradiol levels in women who are postmenopausal, likely because of their involvement with liver metabolism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Confusion as EU Advice on Vaginal Estradiol Differs from US Confusion as EU Advice on Vaginal Estradiol Differs from US
The European Medicines Agency recommends restricting use of"high-strength" estradiol creams to 4 weeks; the US FDA requires a boxed warning on all estradiol label.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

It's OK to Use Vaginal Estradiol Cream Longer Than 4 Weeks -- Here's Why It's OK to Use Vaginal Estradiol Cream Longer Than 4 Weeks -- Here's Why
Recent guidance stating that women should limit their use of vaginal estradiol cream for safety reasons is not based on the evidence.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Quartette (Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Testosterone, Estradiol Levels May Play Role in Sex Differences in Asthma
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Sex hormones seem to play a role in known sex differences in asthma in adults, with the effects modified by obesity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU Panel: Don't Use Estradiol Creams for Longer Than 4 Weeks EU Panel: Don't Use Estradiol Creams for Longer Than 4 Weeks
A European Medicines Agency committee warns against using certain estradiol creams for longer than a single period of 4 weeks to reduce the risk for adverse health effects.International Approvals (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)
Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Amabelz (Estradiol And Norethindrone Acetate Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Clinical and lifestyle factors found to reduce efficacy of hormone therapy
Clinical and lifestyle factors including BMI, surgical menopause, smoking, alcohol use and antifungal medication influence estradiol levels in menopausal women taking hormone therapy, according to a study presented at the North American Menopause Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 30, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Syeda (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug can repair brain damage and make new cells grow - but it only works in WOMEN
A new study, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has found that the female sex hormone estradiol amplifies the effect that the drug metformin has on brain stem cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vyfemla (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, Due to Out-of-Specification Dissolution Test Results
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 3 mg/ 0.02mg, 28x3 Blister Pack/Carton to the consumer level. The affected product is being recalled due to out-of-specification (OOS) dissolution results at the 3-month stabili (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Marlissa (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 10, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Falmina (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D, Estradiol Deficiency Have Synergistic Effect on MetS
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- For Chinese postmenopausal women, vitamin D (VitD) and estradiol (E2) deficiency have a synergistic effect on metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a study published online June 10 in Menopause. Hui Huang, M.D., from Sun... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taytulla (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D, estradiol may protect against heart disease, diabetes
Vitamin D and estrogen supplements may reduce various indicators of metabolic syndrome such as obesity, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kurvelo (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study from China suggests that this same combination could help prevent metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in postmenopausal women. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for one lot of ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and two lots of ORTHO-NOVUM 7/7/7 Due to Incorrect Veridate Dispenser Instructions
ORTHO-NOVUM 1/35 and 7/7/7 (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) Tablets (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Higher estrogen levels linked to more severe disease in scleroderma
(Medical University of South Carolina) Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that hardens the skin and scars the organs. Older men with scleroderma had higher estrogen levels than healthy older men or postmenopausal women with scleroderma, report Medical University of South Carolina and University of Pittsburgh researchers in Arthritis Research& Therapy. Higher estradiol levels were associated with more severe disease and heart involvement in these men and, in those positive for the autoantibody Scl-70, a greater risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vienva (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Mibelas & #8482; 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and EthinylEstradiol 1mg/0.02mg Chewable Tablets and Ferrous Fumarate 75 mg) Tablets Due to Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Information
Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) Tablets at the consumer level. A confirmed market complaint indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets. (Source: FDA Center for Drug ...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Allergan Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of TAYTULLA ® Softgel Capsules 1mg/20mcg Sample Packs Due to Out of Sequence Capsules
Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot (Lot# 5620706, Expiry May-2019) of TAYTULLA ® (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) 1mg/20mcg, 6x28 physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample p ack of TAYTULLA. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 28x3 Blister Pack/Carton Due to Possibility of Missing/Incorrect Tablet Arrangement
Weston, Florida, Apotex Corp. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP to the patient /user level. The four recalled lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP may possibly contain defective blisters with incorrect tablet arrangements and/or (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Isibloom (Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gender-affirming therapy using medroxyprogesterone acetate has few side affects
According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the use of Medroxyprogesterone acetate in transgender women significantly reduces testosterone without impacting estradiol levels.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ENDO: Sex Hormone Levels Tied to Telomere Length in Older Men
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- Higher levels of sex hormones, especially estradiol (E2), are associated with leucocyte telomere length (LTL) in older men, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Endocrinology to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nikki (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gianvi (Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Loryna (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill Recall: Defective Packaging Could Lead To Pregnancy
WESTON, Fla. (CBS) – Apotex Corp. is recalling birth control pills because of a possible packaging error that could result in an unintended pregnancy. A recall notice on the FDA’s website says there are four recalled lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. The defective packaging may lead someone to miss a pill or take a placebo instead of the active tablet, raising the possibility for a “loss of efficacy.” The recalled birth control pills (Image credit: FDA) So far, there have not been any reports of unintended pregnancies. The recall affects lot numbers 7DY008A, 7DY009A, 7DY010A and 7D...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News FDA Recall birth control Source Type: news

Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 28x3 Blister Pack/Carton Due to Possibility of Missing/Incorrect Tablet Arrangement
Weston, Florida, Apotex Corp. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP to the patient /user level. The four recalled lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP may possibly contain defective blisters with incorrect tablet arrangements and/or an empty blister pocket. The affected product is manufactured by Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co. LLC. Oman under the subcontract from Helm AG, Nordkanalstrasse 28, Hamburg, 20097, Germany. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Introvale (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quasense (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Estradiol Levels Predict Fracture Risk During the Menopausal Transition
Authors of a new study found that estradiol levels can be used to predict fracture risk among women during the menopausal transition.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

New Imaging Method Measures Efficacy of Breast Cancer Therapy
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have discovered a new way to measure the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients. A study detailing the findings was published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The findings showed that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorofuranylnorprogesterone (18F-FFNP) has been found to successfully measure changes in progesterone receptor (PR) levels resulting from a short-course estrogen treatment, also known as an estradiol challenge. Estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer is...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Oral vs Transdermal Estradiol in Girls With Turner Syndrome Oral vs Transdermal Estradiol in Girls With Turner Syndrome
A new study investigates whether the route of estradiol administration affects the genotoxic estrogens concentrations among girls with Turner syndrome.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Testosterone and cortisol modulate the effects of empathy on aggression in children - Pascual-Sagastizabal E, Del Puerto N, Cardas J, Sanchez-Martin JR, Vergara AI, Azurmendi A.
This study aimed to analyze the potential moderating role of circulating testosterone, cortisol and estradiol levels on the attenuating effect of empathy on aggression in children. Participants were 139 children (80 boys and 59 girls) from the 3rd year of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Low reproductive hormone levels in males is linked to recurrent pregnancy loss
Recurrent pregnancy loss is linked to low levels of testosterone and estradiol in male partners, according to research published inClinical Chemistry.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Jaimiess (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news