Estrace Estradiol and/or alternatives

of Estrace

Estrace is used to treat the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, itching, irritation and vaginal dryness. The generic name of the medicine is Estradiol Oral.

Read the instructions carefully before using the medicine. You must take the tablet with a full glass of water. Don’t crush, chew or break the tablet. You may take it with or without food.

Indications & Dosage of Estrace

Estrace is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause. It is also used to treat burning and dryness. The drug works by replacing estrogen in women.

The dosage of Estrace depends on the medical condition of the patient and the response to treatment. The recommended dosage of Estrace is one tablet per day. The long-term use of the drug may result in increased chances of breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks involved before starting the medication. You must conduct regular examinations of mammograms during treatment. Your doctor must check your progress in every 3-6 months to decide whether to continue the medication or not. Don’t skip any dose of Estrace. If you skip one dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, avoid the skipped dose. Don’t take an overdose of Estrace, as this may result in nausea, vomiting and vaginal bleeding.

You must store Estrace at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. It should be kept away from heat and moisture. Make sure that the drug is kept away from the reach of children.

Side Effects & Interactions of Estrace

The less serious side effects of Estrace are:

  • Mild nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
  • Swelling, tenderness and pain in the breast
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Vaginal itching and discharge
  • Darkening of facial skin
  • Change in menstrual periods

The serious side effects of Estrace are:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Sudden numbness and weakness
  • Severe headache, problems with vision and confusion
  • Lump in the breast
  • Pain, swelling and tenderness in the stomach
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Tiredness and muscle weakness
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat, coughing and stabbing chest pain

If you continue to experience the serious side effects, consult your doctor immediately.

The following drugs may interact with Estrace:

  • Coumadin
  • Tagamet
  • Tegretol
  • Luminal
  • Dilantin
  • Rimactane
  • Rifadin
  • Norvir
  • Biaxin
  • Erythrocin
  • Extina
  • Ketozole
  • Xolegal

You must tell your doctor about all your previous and current medications, which includes over-the-counter medications and herbal products, before using Estrace.

Warnings & Precautions of Estrace

You must not buy Estrace if you have:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • A history of blood clots
  • Jaundice
  • Gallbladder disease
  • A history of epilepsy and seizure
  • Low level of calcium in blood

You must not use Estrace if you are pregnant as it will harm the unborn baby. The drug will pass into breast milk. Don’t use it if you are breastfeeding. Estrace must not be given to children.

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