Can menopause drugs lead to an increase in blood clot?

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Many women who are about to reach the menopause or have reached the menopause stage tend to use the estrogen therapy drug. This drug is used in the treatment of menopause. And this therapy is said to increase the risk of having blood clots. This conclusion was drawn after a study on the post menopausal women.

The study on the post menopausal women was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. This study had some 385 women as their patients. The age group of these women was from 30 years of age to 79 years of age. These 385 women were all taking the hormone replacement therapy.
Group A took a conjugated equine estrogen known as Premarin. This is generally a common prescribed menopause therapy drug. While the other group was taking estradiol which is also a common estrogen treatment. The study was conducted from January 2003 to December 2009. the group A who were taking Premarin were more likely to develop the blood clot than the ones taking estradiol.

The study further stated that this doesn’t mean that women should stop taking Premarin, if it is told by a doctor. A little further more study is still required on this matter. A study giving a complete fact of the drug having a serious blood clot risk for women.