Definitions of the perfect designer estrogen may vary depending on the patient.
One could make the case that until long-term trials are completed, physicians shouldn't prescribe any designer estrogen for extended use, she says.
Men needn't feel left out as pharmaceutical companies pursue novel designer estrogens. Many companies hope to develop a designer estrogen, or selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), that men can take to prevent heart disease.
This synthetic hormone may lead the way to other compounds, in the group known as designer estrogens, that will be even more selective.
At menopause, women should consider hormone replacement (estrogen) or the new designer estrogen
Raloxifene to reduce the chance of bone loss.
Selective estrogen receptor modulator drugs (SERM) are well known as designer estrogens
as it has high affinity toward the receptor and is selective in nature.
CONCLUSION: Ormeloxifene, a SERM "Selective estrogen receptor modulators" also known as "Designer estrogens
" because they are designed to act in specific way at each of the receptor site, is a wonderful drug, effective not only in dysfunctional uterine bleeding but also has positive effect on bone and cardiovascular tissue.
Sometimes referred to as 'designer estrogens
', the FDA has approved selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM) for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
"Down the road, whether the new drugs-such as designer estrogens
, the SERMS [selective estrogen receptor modulators]--cause different cardiovascular effects is going to be very interesting."
These "designer estrogens
" prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis without the estrogenic side effects on uterine or breast tissue.
SERMs, or "designer estrogens
," can selectively act like estrogen in some tissues, but not others.
However, the section on breast cancer screening is weak and includes, for example, a short and inadequate discussion of designer estrogens
and their role in breast cancer risk reduction.