Cenestin

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 25

I haven't been able to find the Cenestin is it no longer made? When I was taken it i felt much better

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Comment from: Heartscanner 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 13

I had total hysterectomy in 2004. Patches didn't work. Cenestin was the best. No hot flashes, night sweats, felt wonderful. Now the Company isn't making it any more. I have tried Several others and have no luck. Aching joints, fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats. I am not on anything and am very miserable.

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Comment from: Mad as Heck 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 05

After a complete hysterectomy putting me into surgical menopause, I tried so many different medications, patches included, I can't remember what they were. At one point I gained 25 lbs. in a month. My doctor had me try Cenestin. It was a god send. I was able to lose weight, my hot flashes were managed and I had no side effects. Now, after about 10 years it is no longer available, and with no warning! I have been on Estradiol for about three months and don't care for it. I have intense hot flashes, headaches, achey joints, and gained 10 pounds. I wish they'd bring Cenestin back.

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Comment from: LIZ 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 22

I HAD BEEN TAKING CENESTIN FOR 13 YEARS WITH GREAT RESULTS. THEN I COULD NOT GET IT ANYMORE AND I WAS PUT ON PREMARIN. AFTER ONLY A FEW WEEKS MY HAIR WAS FALLING OUT, BRITTLE NAILS, 7/24 HEARTBURN SO I HAD TO TAKE PRILOSEC. I STOPPED THE PREMARIN AND NOW HAVE HOT FLASHES ALL THE TIME. WISH THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK AGAIN.

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Comment from: bigfootbarb 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 05

After my hysterectomy 10 yrs. ago, I was prescribed Cenestin 0.9 mg. It's worked great, no hot flashes, mood swings, or weight gain. I'm very unhappy that it's being discontinued. Not sure what I will do now. Is there any OTC medication comparable to Cenestin made from the Mexican yam plant?

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 03

I've used Cenestin .625 since 1999 and have loved it. I've felt great! I just found out today that the manufacturer Teva is no longer making it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. I hope there's something else out there that gives me the same benefits.

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Comment from: afinch 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 23

I have been taken this medication for 14 years and it is very good. I do not have and of the bad thing that goes along with the change of life thank God. Then I was changed to Premarin 1.25 and this was like taken no meds at all life was turn upside down.

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Comment from: Debby 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 10

Had a complete hysterectomy in 2001. Dr. prescribed cenestin and I was on it for 7 years. Maybe it worked for hot flashes, etc. however, I wish I would have never heard of this drug because in 2008, with no symptoms or problems that I knew of, I had a CAT scan for another issue and a tumor was found on my pelvic wall which was approx. 5 inches mass. Had two major surgeries after I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and I didn't even have a uterus or ovaries. However the biopsy revealed those types of cancer. I had 18 months of chemo and still go every 8 weeks for a CA-125 blood test to ensure the cancer is not returning. I firmly believe the cenestin caused the cells to turn cancerous in my body as I had no cancer with the hysterectomy in 2001. NOw that they have gene testing, I decided to get that blood work done and I tested positive for the gene that causes these types of cancers. I think if a doctor is going to put you on this type of hormone, please get a gene test first as I do believe the cenestin caused all of my issues and I nearly died. I recommend over the counter meds before I recommend any type of hormone treatment no matter how bad your hot flashes may be, it is a lot better than going through cancer and chemo.

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Comment from: chukker 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 22

I was prescribed Cenestin 1.25mg after my radical hysterectomy. I never had any issues or side effects with this drug; that is my litmus test for satisfaction. Now, it has become unavailable. Sigh. My doctor substituted Premarin. Premarin's deductible was HUGE - three times that of Cenestin. And I've read all the side effects of Premarin and they're frightening, including dark spots on face! (I think I'm calling my doctor today and getting something else.)

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Comment from: Mindy1597 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 27

Love this drug. It's the only one that works for me. I went through surgical menopause at 35 and am on the 1.25 dosage. Couldn't live without it.

Comment from: FabuCat 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 04

Reports of Cenestin being discontinued are inaccurate. First I checked with the FDA and it is not on the discontinued list (6 months warning required). The FDA gave me the manufacturer's phone number, so I called Teva today. The 1.25 mg tablets are temporarily unavailable, Teva did not know when the 1.25 dose would be available. However Teva said the smaller dosage tablets are available (.3 and .45 mg).

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 21

Cenestin Has worked great for me for many years and now they have quit making it so I have to switch to another, not happy!!!!

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 10

The 1.25mg strength is the only drug that has stopped my heart flashes. the .09 mg did nothing. Have been taking 1.25 of Cenestin for years w/o a problem!

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Comment from: Carol 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 02

Cenestin works very well for me in every way,but the price seems excessively high.It was the only medication that gave me no side effects, and it gave me wonderful results. I actually felt better than normal.

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Comment from: Susie 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 13

I had a hysterectomy 15 years ago and have been on Cenenstin since. I just recently stopped taking them,I was concerned about the length of time I have been on them and things have been horrible since I stopped, nite sweats,hot flashes,mood swings and NO desire. I'm ready to go back to taking them again. It worked wonders for me!

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Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 30

It worked on my hot flashes within two weeks, after a few more weeks I began to have severe breast tenderness and trouble breathing. Had to be tested for possible blood clot. The test was negative but it still makes me nervous to think about continued use.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 11

I started taking this the first day after my hysterectomy and have been on it for several years now and have never had any negative side effects nor have I ever experienced any menopausal symptoms.

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