HRT no longer first choice for preventing osteoporosis

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1364
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should no longer be the treatment of choice for preventing osteoporosis in women aged over 50, the United Kingdom's regulatory agency on medicines and devices has advised.

    In addition, women with severe menopausal symptoms should be prescribed only the “minimal effective dose… for the shortest duration,” recommended the Medicines and Health-care Products Regulatory Agency, last week.

    The move follows a Europe-wide review of …

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