FDA Warns Estrogen Mist Should Not Be Sprayed Around Children

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August 2, 2010
David Goodhue – AHN News Reporter

Washington, D.C. United States (AHN) – The Food and Drug Administration is warning women using a hormone mist that lessens the effects of menopause not to spray the product near children and pets.

The FDA said in a statement that the product, Evamist, could cause premature puberty, nipple swelling and breast development in females, and breast enlargement in males. The main ingredient in Evamist is estrogen, and it is used to reduce hot flashes in women going through menopause.

The FDA approved Evamist in 2007. Since then, the agency received eight cases of unintended exposure in children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Evamist is sprayed on the arm between the wrist and the elbow. The FDA said children should not make contact with any areas of the skin where it has been sprayed.

Brilliant – another medical whiz job…..

Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.