For Consumers

Menopause

Menopause (sometimes called "the change of life) is a normal time in a woman's life when her period stops. During menopause, some women have problems like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, and thin bones. Some women choose to treat their symptoms with hormone medicines sometimes called Hormone Therapy.

Get the facts. Check the resources on this page to learn more about menopause and hormones. Then talk to your healthcare provider to find out what treatment is right for you.

Menopause and Hormones: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Are hormones right for me? Why?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the serious risks and common side effects?
  • How long should I use hormone therapy?
  • What is the lowest dose that will work for me?
  • Are there any non-hormone medicines that I can take?

New Menopause and Hormones Card! Download a card to take to your doctor or pharmacist. (PDF 1,303KB

Contact FDA

301-796-9440
Fax:301-847-8604
Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

WO32-2333

Silver Spring, MD 20993

Page Last Updated: 09/25/2014
Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players.