Hormone Replacement Therapy (''HRT'')

All women experience the life phase called menopause. During this time, usually when a woman is 45-55 years old, menstruation ceases permanently, and the body’s estrogen level significantly drops. Menopause is characterized by vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, night sweats, irritability, and hot flashes, which can range from slight feelings of warmth to sudden sweat beads, rapid pulse, and flushed skin. Another frustration that accompanies menopause is the decline of calcium in the skeleton, which makes women more susceptible to osteoporosis and spinal and hip fractures.

Hormone replacement therapies (HRTs) are prescribed to women to help combat the effects of menopause. Numerous studies have linked HRTs with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and various forms of cancer, and our Philadelphia and Boston area attorneys at the Law Firm of MacDonald, Rothweiler, Eisenberg L.L.P. have provided the following information about Premarin®, Prempro™, and Premphase to keep you informed of the risks you face if you opt to use hormone replacement therapy.