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Hormone Delivery - HRT - Transdermal SpraysWhat do I need to know about hormones in spray form?


One of the delivery options you can choose for your hormone therapy is a spray. This transdermal option can provide systemic relief for bothersome menopause symptoms like hot flashes.

While Evamist is the only FDA approved transdermal spray, theoretically a compounding pharmacy could create an option for you as well. In some countries and from some compounding pharmacies, a nasal spray option may be available as well.

Where do the hormones in sprays come from?


The estradiol in Evamist is a bio-identical hormone created from soy or yams. Thus, the estradiol has the same molecular structure as the estradiol created by your ovaries.

What are the benefits of hormones in spray form?


As a transdermal option, the spray is absorbed through the skin where it then enters the bloodstream. Because it does not first need to pass through the digestive system and be filtered by the liver, this can help prevent liver damage and stomach concerns while allowing you to use a lower dose of the hormone.

To a degree, dosage can be adjusted by the number of sprays used and how often it is used per day.

If you have an adverse reaction, you can easily discontinue a hormone spray.

What are the disadvantages of using hormones in spray form?


You must remember how many sprays and how often to use them per day, then you must take care to let the area dry completely so you absorb enough hormone.

Because the spray is a topical hormone, it can be spread to other persons and pets that come in contact with it before it is completely absorbed. Though it should dry within a couple minutes, clothing, people, and pets should not come in contact with the area for at least one hour to prevent accidentally spreading it.

As a low dose option, a hormone spray may not help treat all menopause symptoms and health concerns.

What's best for me?


If you are looking for a low dose hormone to treat menopause issues like hot flashes, a hormone spray may be right for you. Share your symptoms with your physician and discuss the pros and cons of hormone sprays to decide if this choice could work for you.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

10-23-2014 - 12:42 PM


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