Understanding about Estrace
Estradiol is a female sex hormone fashioned by the ovaries that regulate many processes in the body. Estradiol is present in the Estrace which is the form of estrogen, which is used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. Other uses include prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and replacement of estrogen in women with ovarian failure or other conditions that cause a lack of natural estrogen in the body.
For treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms, the initial dosage range is 1 to 2 mg daily of Estradiol. If the medicament is used for the treatment of female hypoestrogenism then a dose of 1 to 2 mg daily of Estradiol is given to the patient. The dosage of 10 mg three times daily for a period of at least three months, in the case of breast cancer, and it is advisable to check your progress on regular basis.
- If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding
- If you have a history of uterine cancer
- If you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- If you have a history of high blood pressure or heart problem
- if you are allergic to any medicines or food dyes.
- a blood thinner such as warfarin
- cimetidine (Tagamet)
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol)
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane)
- ritonavir (Norvir)
- don't eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice
- Don't use this medication if your uterus is removed
- Don't take any other medicine either prescription or non-prescription
- Pelvic exam, breast exam, breast x-ray needed to check for unwanted effects