This is an FDA approved bio identical drug, which means versus some of the other treatment out on the market, like Premarin, it is stated to be safer. Actually we would like some numbers on this. Dr. Erika Schwartz and I discussed the missing stats on this with the Women’s Health Initiative a while back and you can read more here.
I don’t know about anyone else, but my HRT therapy is for me and there’s no sharing here by any means (grin). Being this product is a spray though the FDA is advising to make sure nobody else touches the area sprayed. The adverse affects are that kids under 5 especially and dog may start developing breasts so we don’t want that. I would think it would take a lot of exposure to have that happen as the FDA states they had cases of 2 dogs with issues. When you look at the applicator it’s pretty focused and the directions say it dries in 30 seconds and for 30 minutes don’t touch anything with your arm or wear a sleeve. If you were holding a child constantly I could see perhaps a problem or if you carried you dog or cat all the time. Use the product as directed and everyone should be fine. BD
Evamist contains estradiol, an estrogen hormone, and is used in women to reduce hot flashes during menopause. The drug is sprayed on the skin between the elbow and wrist, on the inside of the forearm. The FDA currently is reviewing reports of adverse events in children and pets who were inadvertently exposed to this topical estrogen product.
“Women using Evamist need to be aware of the potential risks to children who come in contact with the area of skin where this drug is applied,” said Julie Beitz, M.D., director of the FDA’s Office of Drug Evaluation III. “It is important that people know to keep both children and pets away from the product to minimize exposure.”
Adverse events reported in unintentionally exposed children include premature puberty, nipple swelling and breast development in females, and breast enlargement in males