The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Estrace.
Estrace is a form of estrogen prescribed to treat the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, parasthesia, and vaginal itching, It is also prescribed to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and to replace estrogen in the bodies of women with ovarian failure. Additionally, it may be prescribed as part of an overall cancer treatment for men and women.
Estrace, or estradiol, is the most potent estrogen secreted by the human body. At proper levels it controls the development and healthy maintenance of female sex organs, including the breasts.
Take Estrace as prescribed by a licensed health care provider. It should be taken at the same time every day to maintain proper levels of the medication in the bloodstream. If the prescription calls for vaginal insertion of a ring or cream, the patient should receive proper instruction in a clinical setting.
If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as it is remembered unless it is too close in time to the next dose. In this case the dose should be skipped in favor of continuing the regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose of Estrace to make up for the missed dose.
Patients should be monitored regularly by their health care providers while using Estrace. Side effects are not always experienced, but may include back pain, breast tenderness or pain, depression, difficulty wearing contact lenses, leg cramps, nervousenss, heartburn, nausea, and unwanted hair growth.
Estrace may increase risk of breast or ovarian cancer or gallbladder disease in patients with a medical history of these illnesses.
There are no known cases of allergic responses to Estrace.
||Tablet or Cream
||Tablets: 0.5 mg, 1 mg & 2 mg. Cream: .01%
||Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Do not store in bathroom.
||Women with histories of breast cancer, endometrial cancer, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. Pregnant women, nursing mothers. Women with histories of coronary thrombosis or other thromboembolic disorders.