We understand why it might be confusing to see hormone cream sold over-the-counter or on Amazon. The reason these creams can be sold without a prescription from a licensed medical professional is because they contain a fraction of the dose of hormones needed to be effective. In the case where these Amazon creams contain real, active hormones, the dose is negligent. In some cases, these creams also contain hormone precursors that sound impressive but aren't actually active in the body.
At Winona, our doctors are board-certified and expert at prescribing HRT. Our estrogen cream contains a 50:50 ratio of estradiol and estriol and is approximately ten times stronger than the dose you could find on Amazon or over the counter. If needed, we can also include micronized progesterone in your HRT cream. Our HRT creams are also compounded for your specific needs, based on your symptoms and health history, and they are only available by prescription.