All of these drugs are originally derived from botanical sources, but that does not make them “natural,” rhythmic, cyclical hormone replacement therapy. Very few of these products are just the “raw” materials or can be dosed in a natural escalating and descending pattern transdermalfy.

Oral Estrogens

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Bi-Est Compounding pharmacy Estradiol and estriol (usually in a 20-80% ratio) (capsule, cream, or gel) 1.25, 2.5, 5 mg
Cenestin Duramed Conjugated estrogens (from plant sources) .625, .0 mg
Estrace Bristol-Myers Squibb Micronized estradiol (from plant sources) .5, 1, 2 mg
Estratab Solvay Esterified estrogens (from plant sources) .3, .625, 1.25, 2.5 mg
Estriol Compounding pharmacy Estriol 2 to 8 mg
Gynodiol Fielding Micronized estradiol (from plant sources) .5, 1.5, 2 mg
Menest Monarch Esterified estrogens (from plant sources) .3, .625, 1.25, 2.5 mg
Ogen Pharmacia/Upjohn Estropipate (piperazine estrone sulfate) .625, 1.25, 2.5, 5mg
Ortho-est WomanFirst Estropipate .625, 1.25 mg
Premarin Wyeth-Ayerst Conjugated estrogens (equine)—45% estrone sulfate, 55% equine estrogens .3, .625 (standard), .9, 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

Estrogen Patches

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Alora Proctor & Gamble Matrix patch—estradiol .05, .075, .1 mg
Climara Berlex Matrix patch—estradiol .025, .05, .0075, .1 mg
Esclim Women First HealthCare Matrix patch—estradiol .025, .0375, .050, .075, .1 mg
Estraderm Novartis Transdermal patch—estradiol .05, 1 mg
Fempatch Parke-Davis Matrix patch—estradiol .05 mg
Vivelle and Vivelle Dot Novogyne Pharmaceuticals Matrix patch—estradiol .0375, .05, .075, .1 mg

Progesterones and Progesting

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Aygestin ESI Lederle Norethindrone acetate 2.5, 5 mg
Cycrin ESI Lederle Medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Generic MPA Varies Medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Generic progesterone Compounding pharmacy Natural micronized progesterone 100, 200 mg
Micronor Ortho Norethindrone .35 mg
Mirena Schering Levonorgestral IUD 20 meg daily (lasts for 5 years)
Norlutate Parke-Davis Norethindrone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg
Prochieve (formerly Crinone) Columbia Labs Natural progesterone vaginal gel 4% gel (delivering 45 mg of progesterone)
Prometrium Solvay Pharmaceuticals Natural micronized progesterone 100, 200 mg
Provera Pharmacia and Upjohn Medroxyprogesterone acetate 2.5, 5, 10 mg

Combination Estrogen / Progestin

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Activella Pharmacia and Upjohn Continuous, oral: estradiol, norethindrone acetate 1 mg estradiol, .5 mg norethindrone acetate
CombiPatch Novartis Continuous, patch: estradiol, norethindrone acetate .05 mg estradiol; .04 mg NDA
FemHRT Duramed (distributed by Parke-Davis) Continuous, oral: ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone acetate 5 meg ethinyl estradiol; 1 mg NDA
Ortho-Prefest Ortho-McNeil Continuous, oral: estradiol, norgestimate 1 mg estradiol; .09 mg norgestimate sequential (progestin delivered every 3 days for 3 days)
Premphase Wyeth-Ayerst Cyclial, oral: conjugated estrogens (Premarin) medroxyprogesterone acetate (Cycrin) .625 mg estrogen; 2.5 mg progestin (progestin included in last 2 weeks only)
Prempro Wyeth-Ayerst Continuous, oral: conjugated estrogens (Premarin); medroxyprogesterone acetate (Cycrin) .625 mg estrogen; 2.5 mg progestin

Testosterone and Combination Estrogen / Testosterone

Name Drug Company Type Dosage
Android-10 ICN Methyltestosterone 10 mg
Estratest Solvay Esterified estrogens, methyltestosterone 1.25 mg estrogen; 2.5 mg testosterone
Estratest H.S. Solvay Esterified estrogens, methyltestosterone .625 mg estrogen; 1.25 mg testosterone
Methyl-testosterone Generic Methyltestosterone 10 mg
Premarin with methyltestosterone Wyeth-Ayerst Conjugated estrogens; methyltestosterone .0625 mg estrogen; 5 or 10 mg testosterone

Oral Contraceptives

Name Company Type Dosage
Alesse Wyeth-Ayerst Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 20 meg estrogen; .10 mg progestin
Desogen Organon Ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 30 meg estrogen; 0.15 mg progestin
Estrostep Fe Parke-Davis Ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate Phasic estrogen (20 meg first week; 30 meg second week; 35 meg third week); 1 mg progestin
Levlen Berlex Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 30 meg estrogen; 0.15 mg progestin
Levlite Berlex Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 20 meg estrogen; .10 mg progestin
Lo/Ovral Wyeth-Ayerst Ethinyl estradiol; norgestrel 30 meg estrogen; 0.30 mg progestin
Loestrin Parke-Davis Ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate 30 meg estrogen; 1.50 mg progestin
Loestrin 1/20 Parke-Davis Ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate 20 meg estrogen; 1 mg progestin
Mircette Organon Ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 20 meg estrogen; .15 mg progestin
Nordette Wyeth-Ayerst Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel 30 meg estrogen; 0.15 mg progestin
NuvaRing Organon Ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel Releases 15 meg estradiol and 120 meg etonogestrel daily
Ortho Evra (patch) Ortho-McNeil Ethinyl estradiol; norelgestromin Releases 20 meg estradiol; 150 meg progestin daily
Ortho-Cept Ortho Ethinyl estradiol; desogestrel 30 meg estrogen; 0.15 mg progestin
Ortho-Cyclen Ortho ethinyl Ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate 35 meg estrogen; 0.25 mg progestin
Tri-Levlen Berlex Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel Phasic estrogen (30, 40, 30 meg); phasic progestin (0.05, 0.075, 0.125 mg)
Triphasil Wyeth-Ayerst Ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel Phasic estrogen (30, 40, 30 meg); phasic progestin (0.05, 0.075, 0.125 mg)
Yasmin Berlex Ethinyl estradiol; drospirenone 30 meg estrogen; 3 mg progestin

Transdermal Estrogens

Name Company Type Dosage
Estrasorb Novavax, Inc. oil 4.3 mg BID estradiol In soy oil
Estrogel Solvay alcohol based gel 1.25 g daily
Femring Warner Chilcott vaginal ring .05 mg-.1 mg doses of Estradiol acetate
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