Ethinyl Estradiol/Drospirenone (Oral)
Women who are going through menopause may be prescribed Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone. This medication helps increase women’s estrogen levels so that the symptoms of menopause are more bearable. Specifically, the medication helps prevent hot flashes and mood swings. It also protects women against osteoporosis.
Women who take this medication need to take steps to protect their health. This medication can cause endometrial and breast cancer as well as heart attacks and strokes. In order to reduce their risk of these diseases, women need to visit their doctor regularly while on this medication for screening for cancer and heart disease. They also should not smoke while on this medication.
Women over the age of 65 have a greater risk of developing dementia or memory loss problems while on this medication.