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 Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

calcium carbonate and risedronate Calcium Carbonate And Risedronate

Risedronate is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Risedron...learn more »

risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Risedronat...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 in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Alendron...learn more »

venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine affects chemical...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 medication also causes ch...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 »

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 »

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