Estrace (Estradiol)

Estrace is a form of estrogen and is used for treating a broad range of conditions caused due to estrogen deficiency. For example, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation.

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How it works

Estrace replaces the diminishing levels of Estrogen in the body.

Guidelines for Usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

It may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store Estrace

Estrace The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Information Estrace

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery

• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently

• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not

• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

Using Alcohol

Estrace is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Estrace

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

To be Avoided

You must avoid using Estrace if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or

• If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, have recently given birth or are breast-feeding, or have vaginal bleeding of abnormal or unknown cause; you have known or suspected breast cancer (unless directed by your doctor) or you have cancers that are estrogen-dependent; you have blood clots, vein inflammation, or liver disease; you have had a recent stroke or heart attack.

Additional Information

Estrace may make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. It may cause dark skin patches on your face (melasma). Avoid venturing out into the sun for a long time or being exposed to sunlamps or tanning booths.

It reduces the ability of the body to form blood clots. The risk becomes higher if you smoke.

If you notice vaginal bleeding then contact your doctor immediately.

Your condition might need monitoring or your dosage might be altered if you are taking an azole antifungal (e.g., itraconazole), carbamazepine, a macrolide antibiotic (e.g., erythromycin), ritonavir, cimetidine, or St. John's wort.

Examine your breasts and report any lumps immediately (ask doctor for instructions)

If you will be having surgery or will be confined to a chair or bed for a long period of time (e.g., a long plane flight), notify your doctor beforehand. Special precautions may need to be taken in these circumstances while you are taking Estrace.

Nonprescription therapy to help prevent bone loss includes a weight-bearing exercise plan, as well as adequate daily calcium and vitamin D intake. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Estrace can affect the results of certain laboratory tests. If you plan on having it done, then please inform your doctor and lab technician first that you are taking Estrace.

If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests then ensure that you do not miss out on them. . These tests include physical exams and blood pressure. Please ensure that you do not miss out on any laboratory tests.

Besides this breast and pelvic exams, and a Pap test should be carried out once a year and periodic mammograms must be held.

Information for pregnant women Estrace

The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category X.

Never use the medication during pregnany.

Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own

Breast pain or tenderness; headache; hair loss; mild nausea or vomiting; spotting or breakthrough bleeding; stomach cramps or bloating.

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately

• Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); back pain;breast discharge or lump in the breast; calf or leg pain or swelling; chest pain; coughing up blood; dark urine; depression; dizziness; fainting; fever; memory problems; mental or mood changes; muscle pain; one-sided weakness; painful or difficult urination; persistent or severe breast pain or tenderness; persistent or severe headache, nausea, or vomiting; severe stomach pain or swelling; slurred speech; sudden shortness of breath; sunburn-like rash; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual vaginal bleeding, discharge, itching, or odor; vision changes; vomiting; weakness or numbness of an arm or leg; yellowing of the skin or eyes.