Menopause (Symptoms, Remedies, and Treatment Medications) Topic Guide

Menopause (Symptoms, Remedies, and Treatment Medications) Menopause (Symptoms, Remedies, and Treatment Medications): Menopause is a transition between two phases of a woman's life. Menopause is not a disease or an illness. Menopause occurs when a woman permanently stops menstruating (having periods). Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, urinary incontinence, vaginal changes, breast changes, thinning of the skin, bone loss, rise in LDL cholesterol levels, increased risk for heart disease, and weight gain. There is no "cure" for menopause. There are medication treatments and lifestyle changes that can ease the symptoms of menopause.

Menopause (Symptoms, Remedies, and Treatment Medications) Topic Guide - Visuals

Menopause (Symptoms, Remedies, and Treatment Medications) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

Raloxifene affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue...learn more »

alendronate Alendronate

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) antidepressant. Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be un...learn more »

megestrol Megestrol

Megestrol is a man-made chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone...learn more »

medroxyprogesterone (injectable) Medroxyprogesterone (injectable)

Medroxyprogesterone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine also causes cha...learn more »

clonidine (transdermal) Clonidine (transdermal)

Clonidine lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat m...learn more »