I had to switch from cenestin to enjuvia 0.45 due to shortage of cenestin will I notice a difference.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 60
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Sorry, having some technical difficulties.
Cenestin is a Conjugated A/Synthetic Estrogen whereas is Conjugated B/Synthetic Estrogen.
Both are estrogen derivatives though somewhat different.
You may experience some transition.
I am looking for some information on this I can share with you. The first pertains to B. The link is: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=24075#nlm42230-3.
It states: "ENJUVIA® (synthetic conjugated estrogens, B) tablets contain a blend of ten (10) synthetic estrogenic substances. The estrogenic substances are: sodium estrone sulfate, sodium equilin sulfate, sodium 17α-dihydroequilin sulfate, sodium 17α-estradiol sulfate, sodium 17β-dihydroequilin sulfate, sodium 17α-dihydroequilenin sulfate, sodium 17β-dihydroequilenin sulfate, sodium equilenin sulfate, sodium 17β-estradiol sulfate, and sodium Δ8,9-dehydroestrone sulfate."
The second pertains to A. The link is: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=1cd07b54-f66f-4040-9058-462324267196
It states: "Synthetic conjugated estrogens, A tablets contain a blend of nine (9) synthetic estrogenic substances. The estrogenic substances are sodium estrone sulfate, sodium equilin sulfate, sodium 17α-dihydroequilin sulfate, sodium 17α-estradiol sulfate, sodium 17β-dihydroequilin sulfate, sodium 17α-dihydroequilenin sulfate, sodium 17β-dihydroequilenin sulfate, sodium equilenin sulfate and sodium 17β-estradiol sulfate."
Basically, they contain different estrogen mixtures. Please give me a minute to compare more in depth.
Yes, I am still here. Still researching. Concentrations most probably are different.
Was this change made at the request or approval of your physician?
You may experience some differences transitioning, however, I don't expect you will experience a major difference.
When dealing with hormones it is difficult to state for certain.
I would not advise changing back and forth between the two. Once your body becomes accustomed to one, it would be best to stay with that particular formulation/
Does this help?
To your earlier question, I would not expect weight gain to be an issue if this was not experience on the Cenestin.
I am sorry this question was not answered to your satisfaction. I did not see your question with respect to the reason for unavailability until now. No drug shortage has been reported to the FDA.