Estrogen

Folate —Supplementation Possibly Helpful Ipriflavone —Potential Benefits and Risks Other Nutrients —Supplementation Possibly Helpful Boron —Theoretical Harmful Interaction Resveratrol —Possible Harmful Interaction Rosemary —Possible Harmful Interaction Indole-3-Carbinol —Theoretical Harmful Interaction Chasteberry —Theoretical Harmful Interaction Dong Quai —Interaction Unlikely or Probably Insignificant

Estrogen is used as a component of birth control pills, as well as for preventing osteoporosis and heart disease in menopausal women. Some estrogen products contain the hormone in different forms. For example, certain products such as Ortho Dienestrol Vaginal Cream contain estrogen as dienestrol. Medications containing a form of estrogen called estradiol include:

  • Alora
  • Climara
  • Combipatch
  • Delestrogen (injectable)
  • DepGynogen (injectable)
  • Depo-Estradiol Cypionate (injectable)
  • Depogen (injectable)
  • Esclim
  • Estrace
  • Estraderm
  • Estra-L (injectable)
  • Estring
  • Fempatch
  • Gynogen L.A. (injectable)
  • Vagifem
  • Valergen (injectable)
  • Vivelle
  • and others
Premarin, Cenestin, Prempro, and Premphase contain another form of estrogen called conjugated estrogens. Other forms of estrogen and some of their brand names include diethylstilbestrol diphosphate (Stilphostrol), estrone (Kestrone-5), esterified estrogens (Estratab, Menest), estropipate (Ogen, Ortho-Est), and ethinyl estradiol (Estinyl) among others.

Folate Some evidence suggests that estrogen may interfere with the absorption of folate. 1 Since folate deficiency is fairly common even among those not taking estrogen, taking a folate supplement on general principle is probably a good idea.

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