What are some commonly used postmenopausal hormones?

The following charts list the names of some, but not all, postmenopausal hormones.

  • Type: Estrogen Pills
    • Brand Names: Cenestin®, Estinyl®, Estrace®, Menest®, Ogen®, Premarin®, Femtrace®
  • Type: Cream
    • Brand Names: Estrace®, Ogen®, Premarin®
  • Type: Vaginal ring
    • Brand Names: Estring®, Femring®
  • Type: Vaginal tablet
    • Brand Names: Vagifem®
  • Type: Patch
    • Brand Names: Alora®, Climara®, Minivelle®, Estraderm®, Vivelle®, Vivelle-Dot®, Menostar®
  • Progestin Types: Pills/Capsules
    • Brand Names: Amen®, Aygestin®, Curretab®, Cycrin®, Megace®, Prometrium®, Provera®
  • Progestin Types: Vaginal Gel
    • Brand Names: Prochieve® progesterone gel 4%, 8%
  • Combination Types: Pills
    • Brand Names: Activella®, FemHRT®, Premphase®, Prempro®, Angeliq®
  • Combination Types: Patch
    • Brand Names: CombiPatch®, Climara-Pro®

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/16/2017.


  • North American Menopause Society. The 2012 hormone therapy position statement of the North American Menopause Society Accessed 2/27/2017.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin No. 141: Management of menopausal symptoms. Obstet Gynecol 2014; 123:202-216.
  • Stunkel CA, Davis SR, Gompel A, et al. Treatment of symptoms of the menopause, an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015; 100: 3975-4011.
  • deVilliers TJ, Pines A, Panay N, et al. International Menopause Society. Updated 2013 International Menopause Society recommendations on menopausal hormone therapy and preventive strategies for midlife health. Clincateric 2013; 16: 316-337.
  • Is there a right time to stop hormone therapy? Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2016: 83(8): 605:12.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy