Estradiol

Drug Uses For Estradiol

Use Estrandiol to reduce moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, to treat vulval and vaginal atrophy, treat certain cancers in special situations and prevent the thinning of bones.

How Estradiol Is Taken

Talk to your local physician or pharmacist. You and your doctor should reevaluate whether or not you still need estrogens at least every six months.

Warnings/Precautions For Estradiol

If you think you may be pregnant, do not use any form of estrogen-containing drug. Using Estrandiol while you are pregnant may cause your unborn child to have birth defects. Estrandiol does not prevent miscarriage.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Possible Side Effects

The following side effects have been reported with use of this medicine: nausea and vomiting; breast tenderness or enlargement; enlargement of benign tumors; retention of excess fluid (this may make some conditions worsen, such as asthma, epilepsy, migraine, heart disease, or kidney disease); a spotty darken of the skin, particularly on the face.

Storage Tips For Estradiol

Store Estrandiol at controlled room temperature 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

Overdose

In case of overdose, call your doctor, hospital or poison control center immediately.

More Information For Estradiol

You are cautioned to discuss very carefully with your doctor or health care provider all the possible risks and benefits of long-term estrogen and progestin treatment as they affect you personally.

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