Category : Drugs for Women

Brand Nolvadex

Nolvadex is used for treating breast cancer that has spread to other sites in the body.

Active Ingredients: Tamoxifen

Nolvadex Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Plan B

This medication is used to help prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex (intercourse) or suspect a failure in their current form of birth control (e.g., broken condom). It is not intended to be used for routine birth control and will not stop an existing pregnancy (abortion).

Active Ingredients: Levonorgestrel

Plan B Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Serophene

Serophene is used for treating female infertility and for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Clomifene

Serophene Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Mircette

Mircette is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Mircette may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Active Ingredients: Desogestrel

Mircette Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Lynoral

Lynoral is used for preventing pregnancy. It may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Lynoral is a synthetic estrogen that is used to treat symptoms of menopause, certain types of breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Active Ingredients: Estradiol

Lynoral Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Sarafem

This medicine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Fluoxetine

Sarafem Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Femara

Femara is used to treat postmenopausal women with breast cancer that is resistant to the more commonly-used anti-estrogen medications such as tamoxifen (Nolvadex). It also is approved for treating postmenopausal women after surgery who have hormone-sensitive early breast cancer.

Active Ingredients: Letrozole

Femara Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Estrace

Estrace is used for treating conditions due to menopause (e.g., hot flashes; vaginal itching, burning, or dryness), treating vulval or vaginal atrophy, and preventing osteoporosis (brittle bones).

It is also used for estrogen replacement therapy after failure of the ovaries and to relieve the symptoms of breast cancer.

Active Ingredients: Estradiol

Estrace Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Provera

Provera is used for treating certain menstrual problems or uterine problems (e.g., abnormal bleeding, endometrial hyperplasia). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Progesterone

Provera Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Evista

Evista is used to prevent and treat bone loss (osteoporosis) in women after menopause. Maintaining strong bones by slowing bone loss helps to reduce the risk of fractures. This drug is different from hormones (including estrogens and progestins). It works by acting like estrogen (as a selective estrogen receptor modulator or SERM) in some parts of the body. Evista helps to preserve bone mass, but it does not affect the breast and uterus like estrogen or relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. This medication is not recommended for use in women before menopause. It should not be used in children.

Active Ingredients: Raloxifene

Evista Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Mycelex-G

Mycelex-G is an antifungal agent used to treat vaginal yeast infections.

Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole

Mycelex-G Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Femcare

Femcare is an antifungal agent used to treat vaginal yeast infections.

Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole

Femcare Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Dostinex

Dostinex is used for treating disorders associated with high prolactin levels: persistent breast milk production, lack of a menstrual period, infertility, and other conditions.

Active Ingredients: Cabergoline

Dostinex Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Arimidex

This medicine is an aromatase inhibitor used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause.

Active Ingredients: Anastrozole

Arimidex Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Aygestin

Aygestin is used for treating certain menstrual problems or uterine problems (e.g., abnormal bleeding, endometriosis). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Norethindrone

Aygestin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Zelnorm

Zelnorm is used for the short-term treatment of women with IBS whose primary bowel symptom is constipation. It also is approved for the treatment of chronic, idiopathic constipation in men and women less than 65 years of age.

Active Ingredients: Tegaserod

Zelnorm Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Fosamax

Fosamax is indicated for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. For the treatment of osteoporosis, fosamax increases bone mass and reduces the incidence of fractures, including those of the hip and spine. It is also indicated for the prevention of osteoporosis, treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, treatment of glucocorticoid. It is used to treat induced osteoporosis in men and women, receiving glucocorticoids in a daily dosage, equivalent to 7.5 mg or greater of prednisone, and who have low bone mineral density, treatment of Paget's disease of bone in men and women.

Active Ingredients: Alendronate

Fosamax Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Xeloda

Xeloda is used for treating women with breast cancer that is resistant to other more commonly-used drugs. It also is used following surgery for colorectal cancer if the cancer has spread to lymph nodes (Dukes' C stage).

Active Ingredients: Capecitabine

Xeloda Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Levlen

Levlen is used to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and by causing the cervical mucous to thicken, which makes it harder for sperm to move toward the uterus.

Active Ingredients: Levonorgestrel

Levlen Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Ponstel

Ponstel is used for treating menstrual pain. It may be used for short term (not more than 7 days) treatment of mild to moderate pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Mefenamic acid

Ponstel Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Ortho Tri-Cyclen

This medication is a combination oral contraceptive containing the progestational compound norgestimate and the estrogenic compound ethinyl estradiol, and are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception, a highly effective one for pregnancy prevention.

This medication also provides you with a low daily dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy, while actually lowering the level of the hormone in your body that's likely to cause acne. In clinical tests, it has been clinically proven to help reduce mild to moderate acne nearly nine out of ten women saw improvements in their skin.

Active Ingredients: Norgestimate

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Prometrium

This medicine is a female hormone used to protect the lining of the uterus in women on estrogen replacement therapy. Progesterone may lower the risk of estrogen-related cancer of the uterus. This medicine is also used to treat women who have had menstrual periods in the past but have stopped having them because of a lack of progesterone hormone. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Progesterone

Prometrium Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Clomid

Clomid is used for treating female infertility and for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Clomifene

Clomid Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Didronel

Didronel is used to treat osteoporosis (thinning of bone) in women after menopause, even though this medication has not yet been approved by the FDA specifically for this purpose. After menopause, there is an increased rate of bone loss (resorption), and an increased risk of bone fractures. In these patients, didronel has been shown to increase bone density while strengthening bone, and decrease the rate of bone fractures. Didronel is also helpful in the treatment of Paget's disease of the bone. The cause of Paget's disease is unknown. It is characterized by a disorderly and accelerated remodeling of the bone, leading to bone weakness and pain. Didronel reduces bone pain and fractures in Paget's disease. Didronel is also used to prevent an unusual condition, called heterotopic ossification. In heterotopic ossification, bone is deposited in soft tissues and muscles, usually after hip replacement or spinal cord surgery.

Active Ingredients: Etidronic acid

Didronel Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Parlodel

Parlodel lowers prolactin levels. Prolactin is a hormone important for the production of breast milk and for normal fertility in women.

Parlodel is used to treat disorders such as amenorrhea (lack of a menstrual period), persistent breast milk production, infertility, and other conditions associated with high prolactin levels caused by prolactin-secreting tumors in women and in men.

Parlodel is also used to treat Parkinson's disease, which is associated with low levels of dopamine in the brain. Parlodel has effects similar to those of dopamine, which makes it effective in the treatment of the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control associated with Parkinson's disease.

Active Ingredients: Bromocriptine

Parlodel Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Gyne-Lotrimin

Gyne-Lotrimin is an antifungal agent used to treat vaginal yeast infections.

Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole

Gyne-Lotrimin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Premarin

Conjugated estrogens are used for treating the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and vaginal atrophy. They also are used as therapy when the body does not produce enough estrogen due to castration, ovarian failure or underdevelopment of hormone-secreting organs (hypogonadism). Conjugated estrogens also may be beneficial in treating advanced prostate and breast cancer. Although estrogens are approved for treating osteoporosis, other drugs usually are prescribed for this purpose.

Active Ingredients: Conjugated Estrogens

Premarin Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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Brand Alesse

Alesse is a progestin (levonorgestrel) and estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) combination birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy.

Active Ingredients: Norgestrel

Alesse Indication & Mechanism Of Action

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