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Brand Names: Covaryx, Covaryx HS, EEMT, EEMT DS, EEMT HS, Essian, Essian H.S., Estratest, Estratest H.S.
Generic Name: esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone (Pronunciation: ess TER if fyed ESS troe jenz and METH il tes TOS te rone)
What is esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone (Covaryx, Covaryx HS, EEMT, EEMT DS, EEMT HS, Essian, Essian H.S., Estratest, Estratest H.S.)?
Esterified estrogens are female sex hormones necessary for many processes in the body.
Methyltestosterone is a man-made form of testosterone, a naturally occurring sex hormone that is produced in a man's testicles. Small amounts of testosterone are also produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal system.
This medication may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone?
Do not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: liver disease, a recent history of heart attack, stroke or circulation problems, a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This medication should not be used to prevent heart disease or stroke.
Esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone increases your risk of developing endometrial hyperplasia, a condition that may lead to cancer of the uterus. Taking progestins while using esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone may lower this risk. If your uterus has not been removed, your doctor may prescribe a progestin for you to take while you are taking esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone.
Long-term esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone treatment may increase your risk of breast cancer, heart attack, or stroke. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks before using esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone long-term. Your doctor should check your progress on a regular basis (every 3 to 6 months) to determine whether you should continue this treatment.
Have regular physical exams and self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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