Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy

Description (Brief)
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced this Prempro brand hormone replacement therapy around 2002. The Prempro is in a white foil package with a red and gold label. The package contained a trademarked EZ Dial dispenser with 28 tablets. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was meant to relieve the hot flashes, night sweats, and physical discomfort associated with menopause. HRT pills were taken daily, and this package includes a trademarked EZ Dial dispenser. HRT was very popular during the 1990s, but in 2002 a Women’s Health Initiative study reported that HRT users were at increased risk of heart disease, blood clots, and breast cancer. The story had an immediate impact on the number of HRT prescriptions written, and the donor of this sample of Prempro stopped her hormone replacement therapy the day the news broke.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
contraceptive, oral
pharmaceutical
date made
2002
maker
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
Physical Description
conjugated estrogens, 0.625 mg (drug active ingredients)
medroxyprogesterone acetate, 2.5 mg (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 12 cm x 2.5 cm; 3 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in x in
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 12.3825 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2002.0308.1
catalog number
2002.0308.1
accession number
2002.0308
subject
Birth Control
Birth Control/Contraception
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Birth Control
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Deborah Jean Warner

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