Estradiol is a type of estrogen — a hormone that plays an important role in the female body. It is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal changes, and to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss) in menopausal women. Estradiol is also used to treat low estrogen levels in women with ovarian failure. It is also indicated to treat certain types of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
This medication is a female hormone. It is used by women to help reduce symptoms of menopause (such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness).
FORMS OF ESTRADIOL
Estradiol is available in several forms. Tablets, micronized: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg; Vaginal cream: 0.01%; Continuous release skin patch: 14 mcg/day, 0.025 mg/day, 0.0375 mg/day, 0.05 mg/day, 0.1 mg/day, 0.06 mg/day, 0.075 mg/day; Topical emulsion: 4.35 mg/1.74 g; Topical Gel: 0.25 mg/0.25 g, 0.5 mg/0.5 g, 1 mg/g; Intramuscular oil: 5 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL; Vaginal Ring: 0.05 mg/24 hr, 0.1 mg/24 hr.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE TAKING?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to estradiol, or if you have: unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor; liver disease; a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot; an increased risk of having blood clots due to a heart problem or a hereditary blood disorder; or a history of hormone-related cancer, or cancer of the breast, uterus/cervix, or vagina. Do not use estradiol if you are pregnant
HOW TO USE
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. You may take it with food or right after a meal to prevent stomach upset. If you are taking the extended-release tablets, do not crush, chew, or dissolve them. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless instructed or confirmed with your Doctor. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
COMMON ESTRADIOL SIDE EFFECTS
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps; mood changes, sleep problems (insomnia); cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat; weight gain; headache, back pain, dizziness; breast pain; darkening of the skin or skin rash; thinning scalp hair; or vaginal itching or discharge, changes in your menstrual periods, breakthrough bleeding.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
IS ESTRADIOL SAFE TO TAKE IF I’M PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
Estrogens should not be used during pregnancy due to an increased risk of fetal abnormalities. Estrogens are secreted in milk and cause unpredictable effects in the infant. Estrogens generally should not be used by women if they are breastfeeding.
WHAT DRUGS OR FOOD SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING ESTRADIOL (ESTRACE)?
Avoid smoking. Smoking can increase your chances of receiving: blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while using estradiol. Grapefruit may interact with estradiol and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products.
Estradiol is a drug prescribed to treat the symptoms of menopause, prevention of bone fractures (osteoporosis), painful uterine bleeding, vaginal pain, dryness and atrophy associated with menopause. Estradiol is also prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer, and some cases of prostate cancer. Side effects, drug interactions, patient information, and dosage should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Buy online at Honeybee Pharmacy, place your order at www.honeybee-pharmacy-3e0afc.ingress-comporellon.easywp.com. Honeybee Pharmacy not only offers human medications but also pet medications. HBP guarantees approved and affordable medications to all Americans. Any questions regarding your prescription medications, our licensed pharmacist will be happy to help.
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