Suggest a Hormone Therapy Form Based on Preference, Cost, and Convenience
Women will ask you about hormone therapy (HT) options and how long to continue them for menopausal symptoms.
Choice of treatment. For hot flashes, recommend using a systemic estrogen...oral, transdermal, or vaginal ring (Femring). Suggest a patch, gel, or spray to possibly lower the risk of blood clots.
Advise using the lowest dose possible to control symptoms...and explain it can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effect.