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Menopause. 26(9):966-971, September 2019
Hormone preparations such as topical progesterone creams and oral progesterone capsules are used by many postmenopausal women using estrogens to prevent endometrial hyperhidrosis. These preparations are prepared from compounding pharmacies, which are not regulated by the FDA. Our study showed significant variability in estradiol and progesterone doses in capsules, and somewhat less in creams, obtained from 13 different compounding pharmacies. In addition, there is uncertainty regarding whether or not progesterone capsules and creams protect the endometrium. These findings should be concerning to postmenopausal women using compounded hormonal preparations, which warrant regulation by the FDA.