Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy

Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy

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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.
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Object Name
pharmaceutical, hormone replacement therapy
date made
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
conjugated estrogens, 0.625 mg (drug active ingredients)
medroxyprogesterone acetate, 2.5 mg (drug active ingredients)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Deborah Jean Warner
Women's Health Products
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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