Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Many people are used to using the terms menopause and menopause synonymously. But in fact, they indicate different periods in a woman's life. Menopause is a general condition of declining reproductive function, and menopause is the last menstrual period. What happens to the body after that greatly affects the physical and psychological state of a woman.
Menopause is always accompanied by a change in hormonal levels. First of all, this affects the functioning of the ovaries. For rare women, this period passes without much change. The majority reacts sharply to hormonal fluctuations.
It is possible to alleviate the fate of the fair sex during menopause with the help of well-chosen drugs and special means. Often they resort to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or taking phytoestrogens. They also cannot do without vitamin and mineral complexes and sedatives. Our experts conducted a study and ranked the best of them.
- Review of remedies and drugs for menopause
- The best hormonal drugs
- Ovestin suppositories
- The best phytoestrogens
- Climaktoplan N
- The best vitamin and mineral preparations
- Doppelherz Active Menopause
- Orthomol Femin
- Complivit Calcium D3 Gold
- Best sedatives
- Evalar Calm Formula Tryptophan
Review of remedies and drugs for menopause
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|hormonal drugs for menopause||1||Femoston||RUB 1,046|
|4||Angelique||1 214 rub.|
|5||Ovestin suppositories||RUB 1,067|
|phytoestrogens IN MENOPAUSE||1||Klimadinon||469 r|
|5||Climaktoplan N||543 r|
|vitamin and mineral preparations FOR MENOPAUSE||1||Menopace||RUB 1,047|
|2||Doppelherz Active Menopause||RUB 524|
|3||Orthomol Femin||RUB 2,890|
|4||Complivit Calcium D3 Gold||563 r|
|sedatives FOR MENOPAUSE||1||Dormiplant||392 RUB|
|4||Evalar Calm Formula Tryptophan||RUB 817|
The best hormonal drugs
It is possible to adjust the hormonal balance with the help of complex agents containing progestogens (progesterone) and estrogens. At the same time, preference is given to drugs with the lowest possible but effective estrogen content.
The first place of the review is taken by the hormonal drug for menopause Femoston. It is produced in the Netherlands. It is produced in 5 dosages, which are selected individually for each woman. It is a combined preparation containing 17β-estradiol (estrogenic component) and dydrogesterone (gestagenic component).
Femoston in any dosage is available in round film-coated tablets, of which there are always 28 pieces in a package. The drug is taken strictly on the days of the week. Initially, they choose a convenient time and in the future they always adhere to it. On the back of the blister there is a sequence with an arrow. This HRT drug is considered one of the mildest in action.
In the responses, women note that with the help of Femoston, they were able to safely survive the onset of menopause. Symptom relief is felt already after 10 days from the start of use. Our experts included Femoston in the review because it effectively restores hormones and significantly improves the quality of life. With its help, women feel younger and healthier.
- convenient application scheme;
- the tablets are easy to swallow;
- eliminate hot flashes and other unpleasant symptoms;
- prevention of osteoporosis;
- prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
- a large list of contraindications and possible side effects.
The second place of the review is taken by the German drug Cyclo-Proginova. This hormonal agent contains estradiol valerate, which is converted to 17β-estradiol, and norgestrel (a progesterone derivative). The last component is important for the prevention of pathological proliferation of the inner layer of the uterus and endometrial cancer.
Cyclo-Proginova is a round dragee: there are 11 white ones, and 10 light brown ones. Each pack is intended for 21 days of use. After that, a week break is made and the next packaging begins. Menopausal women are allowed to start taking this remedy any day of the cycle.
According to the reviews of those taking Cyclo-Proginova during menopause, this remedy really works. Hot flashes and depressive conditions go away. Cyclo-Proginova deserves its place in the review, because, with his competent appointment as a specialist, it has a good effect on women's health. The drug does not affect weight gain, does not increase appetite, and is comfortable to use. And if a woman forgets to take a dose, then this can be done in the next 24 hours.
- estradiol supplemented with norgestrel;
- convenient little pills;
- improves psycho-emotional state;
- eliminates hot flashes.
- a frightening number of contraindications and possible side effects.
The third place in the review went to the French drug Klimen. The medicinal product contains estradiol valerate and cyproterone acetate (a progesterone derivative). Thanks to the last component, the risk of developing atypical pathological proliferation of the endometrium is reduced. The drug is prescribed for a lack of estrogen at the onset of menopause.
Klimen is available in the form of pills: 11 pieces of white and 10 pieces of pink. Take 1 tablet every day. On the blister, there are directions with an arrow in a circle, as well as the days of the week. It is advisable to take the medicine at the same time. Many women from personal experience note that it is better to do this before bed. In this case, fluctuations in hormones will not bother much during the day.
Reviews of the drug are mostly positive. We included Klymene in the review because it effectively eliminates negative symptoms after menopause. But at the same time, women note that the action will not come immediately. However, with a sufficient accumulation of hormones in the body, sleep will definitely improve, nervousness will be eliminated, 'hot flashes' will become less disturbing.
- good combination of hormones;
- convenient packaging;
- dragee is easy to swallow;
- helps to cope with the negative manifestations of menopause.
- not sold in all pharmacies.
The fourth place in the review is taken by the German drug Angelique. Contains 17β-estradiol and a synthetic progestogen – drospirenone. The first is necessary to replace estrogen in the body of a woman after the onset of menopause. And thanks to the second, it is possible to control acyclic bleeding and prevent pathological proliferation of the endometrium.
Angelique is available in small, grayish-pink film-coated tablets. For convenience, a cardboard blister pocket is included in the package. Putting pills there, you can always carry them with you. Take one tablet every day. After drinking all 28 pieces, the next day they start a new pack of Angelique.
In reviews, women often mention that this hormonal drug relieves swelling, reduces sweating, normalizes the emotional state and does not provoke weight gain. Angelique is included in the review as a drug that restores the joy of life for women with menopause.
- a good combination of estradiol and drospirenone;
- convenient blister;
- Small tablets that are easy to swallow
- effectively eliminates menopausal symptoms.
- with prolonged use can cause complications.
Closes the review of hormonal drugs drug Ovestin in suppositories. It is produced in the Netherlands. The drug contains estriol. It compensates for the lack of estrogen in women in the period after the onset of menopause and reduces the accompanying symptoms. Ovestin has proven itself especially well in the treatment of pathologies from the genitourinary system.
One suppository contains 0.5 mg of estriol. The drug is injected into the vagina at night before going to bed. In the first weeks, suppositories are used every day, and then gradually reduce the dose, focusing on relieving symptoms. The maintenance dose is 1 suppository 2 times in 7 days.
Women in the reviews highly praise this drug, because it effectively eliminates itching and dryness in the vagina, and also solves such a delicate problem as urinary incontinence. Ovestin is deservedly included in the review of drugs for HRT during menopause, since it acts locally, the positive dynamics from it develops almost after the first candle, and side effects occur extremely rarely.
- local HRT drug;
- solves the problem of urinary incontinence;
- relieves dryness, itching and burning in the vagina;
- convenient application scheme.
- at first, slight irritation of the mucous membrane may appear.
The best phytoestrogens
Some women are afraid to take hormonal drugs or they have a number of contraindications, so gynecologists may offer them phytoestrogens. The components of such funds are of plant origin, but have an estrogen-like effect.
The first place in the review is occupied by the German drug Klimadinon. It is a herbal remedy containing black cimicifuga. With the systematic use of this phytoestrogen, it is possible to significantly reduce all symptoms that occur after menopause.
Klimadinon can be bought in drops or tablets. Determine the exact time for admission and adhere to it throughout the course. A single dose is 30 drops or 1 tablet. Such doses should be taken 2 times per day. And also there is Klimadinon Uno. It is enough to take it once a day. The tablets are swallowed whole with half a glass of gas-free water.
In the reviews, women note that the therapeutic effect of Klimadinon occurs 2 weeks after the start of treatment. Our experts included it in the review, because it has a mild effect on the body, allows you to effectively eliminate vegetative-vascular and psycho-emotional disorders during menopause, which bother women and cause severe discomfort.
- standardized cimicifuga extract in the composition;
- several forms of release;
- single use (if Klimadinon Uno is selected);
- removes anxiety, increased irritability;
- improves the quality of sleep;
- relieves of 'hot flashes';
- does not thicken the endometrium.
- the effect develops only 2 weeks after the start of therapy.
The French dietary supplement Inoklim took second place in the review. This dietary supplement with estrogen-like action. Inoklim's main active ingredient is soybean extract, rich in genistin and daidzin. Because of this, this remedy is very similar to synthetic estrogens.
Inoklim is available in small, pink bean-colored capsules. The package contains 30 of them. Consume dietary supplements 1-2 capsules a day during the main meal. Inoklim has no side effects like sex hormones. It is not able to stimulate hyperplasia of the genital mucosa, and also does not contribute to the occurrence of hormone-dependent neoplasms.
Women in their reviews note that Inoklim is easily swallowed, does not cause unpleasant side effects. It quite successfully fights heart attacks, increased sweating, sensations of heat, therefore it is included in the review of remedies for menopause. But women note that in severe climacteric syndrome, phytoestrogens alone cannot be dispensed with.
- natural composition;
- does not have such side effects as hormones;
- capsules are easy to use;
- gently removes unpleasant symptoms during menopause.
- may be ineffective in severe cases.
The next place of review went to the phytopreparation Tsi-Klim. It is produced in Russia by the pharmaceutical company Evalar. The active ingredient is dry extract of tsimitsifugi. This phytoestrogen is extremely necessary during menopause, when the production of estrogens by the female body is sharply reduced, and on the other hand, the secretion of luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormones increases.
Tsi-Klim is available in the form of small pink coated tablets. They are taken 1 piece in the morning and in the evening, adhering to a certain schedule. Do not chew the tablets. They are swallowed whole and washed down with half a glass of water. The duration of treatment should be determined by the physician.
The fair sex, who have stepped over the menopause, in the reviews note that the effect of Qi-Klim develops gradually – after about 2-4 weeks of treatment. We have included this phytopreparation in the review, since it effectively fights psycho-emotional and vegetative-vascular disorders that occur during menopause.
- estrogen-like effect;
- sedative properties;
- relieves 'hot flashes', excessive sweating;
- the tablets are easy to swallow.
- the result becomes noticeable after 2-4 weeks of treatment.
The fourth place in the review went to the Russian dietary supplement Estrovel. She has a complex composition. Along with phytoestrogens (soy isoflavones), it contains vitamins, trace elements and other beneficial substances. This combination dietary supplement helps menopausal women continue to live active, joyful lives.
Estrovel is available in sand-colored capsules. They are small and easy to swallow. But some women are confused by the specific smell after opening the blister. Take this remedy for menopause 1-2 capsules per day with meals. Duration of use is 2 months. If necessary, after a month's break, the reception is resumed.
Women in the reviews note that you should not expect miracles from Estrovel, but this remedy can significantly alleviate menopausal symptoms. Our experts decided to include it in the review, since it has a balanced composition, gently affects the female body during menopause, has practically no side effects and does not provoke weight gain.
- complex composition;
- stabilizes the psycho-emotional state;
- increases sexual activity;
- relieves fatigue.
- the effect is not immediately noticeable.
The review of phytoestrogens closes with the homeopathic remedy Klimaktoplan N. It is produced in Germany. The preparation contains cimicifuga and other natural ingredients. Climaktoplan N is designed to fight the main manifestations of postmenopausal syndrome.
It comes in the form of small white lozenges. They have a sweetish taste. The package contains 100 pieces. Take 1-2 tablets at a time. Reception is repeated three times a day. The tablet is slowly dissolved in the mouth before or after a meal for 30 minutes. The duration of drug treatment should be determined by the doctor. The average therapeutic course is 3-4 months.
In the reviews of the fair sex, they note that, although Climaktoplan N, although it does not act quickly, over time, it makes life much easier during menopause. Our experts included it in our review because it is natural, easy to take and brings women back to normal.
- cimicifuga and other useful components in the composition;
- the tablets dissolve easily;
- does not provoke adverse reactions;
- effectively eliminates menopausal symptoms.
- the effect develops gradually.
The best vitamin and mineral preparations
Hormone therapy is used primarily during menopause. However, the complex maintenance of women's health must include the intake of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
The first place in the review is occupied by the combined drug Menopace. It is produced in the UK. This product contains vitamins (11 pieces), minerals (9 pieces) and amino acids (2 pieces). Such a complex, along with other means, helps women fight the symptom complex during menopause.
Menopace is a dark green hard gelatin capsule. They are taken 1 time per day, 1 piece. Do this during the main meal or immediately after it. You can drink vitamins with water or another cold drink. Capsules are swallowed easily, do not have unpleasant odors.
The fair sex in the reviews note that Menopace helps them cope with hot flashes, increased sweating, vaginal dryness, mood swings and other unpleasant symptoms during menopause. Menopace was reviewed by our experts because it has a balanced composition and is well tolerated by women.
- a complete complex of vitamins, minerals, amino acids;
- easy-to-swallow capsules;
- improve the appearance;
- reduce the manifestation of symptoms during menopause.
- Capsules taken on an empty stomach may cause nausea.
Doppelherz Active Menopause
Our experts gave the second place in the review to the German complex Doppelherz Active Menopause. This dietary supplement, along with vitamins and calcium, contains soy isoflavones, which are close in chemical structure to the estradiol produced in the body of women. This complex reduces the risk of functional disorders of female cyclic processes.
Doppelgerz Active Menopause is available in the form of rather large beige tablets with a dividing line. There are 30 of them in the package. Enough for 1 month of use, since the tablets are drunk 1 piece 1 time per day. They need to be washed down with plenty of water. Do not chew the tablets. They are swallowed normally, but if difficulties arise, then you can break the tablet into 2 parts.
Reviews about Doppelgerts Active Menopause are mostly positive. This dietary supplement is deservedly included in the review, since against the background of its use, hot flashes and sweating decrease, the nervous system calms down, the condition of hair, skin, nails improves. The drug is well tolerated, there are practically no side effects.
- soy isoflavones in the composition;
- relieve the main symptoms of menopause;
- improve the appearance;
- practically do not cause side effects.
- the tablets are quite large.
Another German complex Ortomol Femin is located in the third position of the review. Contains a sufficient amount of phytoestrogens (isoflavones from soybeans, lingans from flax seeds), essential vitamins and trace elements for a woman. It is prescribed for the nutritional therapy of menopausal symptoms.
Ortmol Femin is produced in small capsules. Take them 1 piece 2 times a day with meals. Drink them with a glass of still water. Duration of admission is 4 weeks. If necessary, use can be repeated. It is advisable to start taking it with the first symptoms of menopause.
In reviews of the Ortomol Femin complex, women note that it is convenient for them to take these vitamins. They like the result of their application. Our experts included this complex in the review, because it helps to reduce discomfort during hot flashes, and quickly stabilizes the emotional and physical state.
- thoughtful composition;
- improves the quality of life during menopause;
- the capsules are easy to swallow.
- possible individual intolerance to individual components.
Complivit Calcium D3 Gold
The fourth place in the review went to the dietary supplement Complivit Calcium D3 Gold. Its manufacturer is Russian – Pharmstandard. When developing this tool, manufacturers took into account the hormonal changes that occur in a woman's body with the onset of menopause. The dietary supplement contains calcium, vitamin D3, K1, isoflavone genistein.
Calcium D3 Gold from Complivit is available in the form of rather large white coated tablets. But they have an oval, streamlined shape, so they swallow almost without problems. Take them 1 piece per day. Do this with meals. The minimum course of treatment is 1 month. After a break, the application can be repeated.
Many women in the reviews note that this remedy actually helped them to feel better during menopause. Complivit Calcium D3 Gold has been included in the review because it not only improves mood and reduces hot flashes, but also strengthens bones and teeth, maintains healthy joints, and increases collagen synthesis.
- balanced composition;
- eases the manifestations of menopause;
- strengthens bones;
- improves appearance.
- rather large tablets.
The review of vitamin and mineral complexes of dietary supplements Femikaps closes. It is produced in Finland. Contains vitamins B6, E, magnesium, polyunsaturated fatty acids and herbal extracts. Recommended for correcting the condition of women during hormonal imbalance during menopause.
Femikaps is produced in the form of light brown capsules. They are relatively large, but due to their streamlined shape, they are easy to swallow. They are taken 2 times a day with meals. Drink the product with enough water. The duration of the therapeutic course is 2-3 months.
In the reviews, women note that Femikaps deserves attention. If you pin your hopes only on this dietary supplement, then it may not live up to expectations, but if you take it in combination with other means, then the positive dynamics will not be long in coming. Femikaps is deservedly in the review, since it contains components useful for women's health and practically does not cause side effects.
- non-congested, but balanced composition;
- capsules are easy to swallow;
- improves overall well-being;
- skin, hair and nails look better.
- allergic reactions are possible.
During menopause, women become especially irritable, have trouble sleeping, and often have panic attacks. In this case, you cannot do without the use of sedatives.
In the first place of the review was the German drug Dormiplant. It contains dry extract of rhizomes with valerian roots and dry extract of lemon balm leaves. This combined herbal preparation has an excellent soothing effect. It is recommended to take it for nervousness and difficulty falling asleep, which often occur during menopause.
Dormiplant is a blue film-coated tablet. Their size is small, they are swallowed with ease. The tablets smell strongly of valerian. For insomnia, it is recommended to take 2 tablets 30 minutes before bedtime. With psycho-emotional excitability – 2 pieces in the morning and evening. The therapeutic course can be 6-8 weeks.
Reviews of the drug are mostly positive. Women note that with the help of Dormiplant, they sleep better and react more calmly to the world around them. Our experts included it in the review, since the drug has a natural composition, has a mild effect on the body and practically does not cause side reactions.
- natural composition;
- the tablets are easy to take;
- perfectly soothes;
- normalize sleep.
- not sold in all pharmacies.
The German homeopathic remedy Nervohel takes the second position of the review. They are used for increased nervous excitability, neurosis-like reactions during menopause, sleep and sleep disorders.
Nervohel is produced in the form of medium-sized tablets. They are white, sweet in taste. The jar contains 50 tablets. Take the medicine 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals or 60 minutes after meals. One tablet at a time is enough. It is kept under the tongue until it is completely dissolved. The course of treatment can be 2-3 weeks.
In the reviews, women note that the results become noticeable after 10-14 days of therapy. Nervohel helps to calm down and fall asleep, and over time the attacks of insomnia stop. This homeopathic remedy also relieves constant anxiety, nervousness and depression, for which it turned out in the review.
- homeopathic composition;
- small tablets;
- does not cause side reactions;
- relieves insomnia;
- improves the general condition.
- the action develops gradually.
In Slovenia, the sedative Persen is produced, which is located in the third position of the review. It contains dry extracts of valerian, lemon balm and mint. The drug is marketed as a sedative and antispasmodic agent. It is recommended to take it for insomnia and irritability that occurs during menopause.
Persen is produced in the form of tablets, coated with a dark brown shell. Due to their small size, they are easy to swallow. A rather dense shell protects against the pronounced taste of valerian. With nervousness and irritability, 2-3 tablets are prescribed 2-3 times a day. For insomnia – 2-3 tablets 30-60 minutes before the scheduled rest.
Reviews of the drug are mostly good. We included it in this review because Persen provides relaxation, relieves anxiety and normalizes sleep. The drug acts gently, does not make the head heavy and does not obscure consciousness. With the course use of this remedy, women, even during menopause, remain stress-resistant.
- good composition;
- acts gently, does not inhibit;
- soothes well, normalizes sleep;
- small tablets are easy to swallow.
- contains lactose.
Evalar Calm Formula Tryptophan
The fourth place in the review went to the Russian drug Formula of Peace from Evalar. It contains L-tryptophan (an essential amino acid) as well as vitamins B5 and B6. These are the most essential substances for mood and sleep. They contribute to the production of the 'happiness hormone'. For women in menopause, their balance is especially important.
The Formula of Happiness is on sale in a bottle containing 60 white capsules. It is recommended to take this remedy 1-2 capsules 2 times a day, regardless of food intake. Duration of use is at least 4 weeks. If there is such a need, then the therapeutic course can be extended.
Reviews of the Calm Formula are mostly positive. Women note that with these capsules their nervous tension, anxiety and nervousness quickly pass. Calm formula from Evalar is deservedly in the review, since during the day it improves mood and performance due to the production of serotonin, and at night the quality of sleep due to the production of melatonin.
- safe composition;
- convenient application scheme;
- relief day and night;
- normalization of sleep even with a single use.
- intolerance to individual components.
The Czech drug Novo-Passit closes the review of sedatives. The medicine has a combined composition. It contains herbs: valerian, lemon balm, St. John's wort, hawthorn, elderberry, hops, passionflower. And also the composition is supplemented with guaifenesin, which has an anxiolytic effect.
The drug is available in rather large green tablets. Take them 1 piece 3 times a day before meals. If necessary, your doctor may recommend taking 2 tablets at a time. If nausea occurs, it is advisable to take the drug after meals. The tablets can be replaced with a solution that is consumed undiluted or diluted in a little water.
In the reviews, women note that Novo-Passit effectively helps to fight anxiety, tension, fears and insomnia. Our experts included it in the review, because, despite the good effect, after Novo-Passit one does not feel lethargic or sleepy during the day. And also this tool does not provoke addiction.
- combined composition;
- there is a choice of a tablet or solution;
- soothes, but does not make inhibited;
- does not provoke addiction.
- alcohol should not be consumed during therapy.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.