Although this blog brings you mostly news for the male, there are times when a major piece of information or news may be of interest to both sexes. The announcement of the new drug Angeliq (drospirenone and estradiol), as a form of hormone-replacement therapy for moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms, happens to be one of these times.
Drospirenone, the active ingredient in Angeliq, acts as a mild diuretic.
Berlex Inc already uses Drospirenone in an oral contraceptive drug called Yasmin. Estradiol, the estrogen component in Angeliq, is the same estrogen produced by the ovaries before menopause sets in.
Estrogen replacement therapy containing high doses of Estrogen is known to cause serious medical problems in women with kidney and liver ailments. However, the lower doses of estrogen in Angeliq have proven to be much safer. Consult with your physician before taking Angeliq.