Estrace is used to manage symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal burning, dryness and irritation or irritation with urination. These symptoms are caused by the body making less estrogen. It also used in the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and replacement of estrogen in women with ovarian failure or other problems that lead to devoid of natural estrogen in the body. Estrace contains a generic Estradiol that is a type of estrogen. Estrace is also used in cancer treatment in women and men.
How Estrace works?
Estradiol is a female sex hormone which is essential for various processes in the body. Estrace vaginal products release estrogen that is absorbed directly through the skin of the vaginal wall. Estrogens also enhance secretions from the cervix and development of the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium). Estrogens decrease LDL-cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) and enhance HDL-cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) concentrations in the blood.
When should not I take Estrace?
You should not use Estrace if you have a bleeding disorder, liver disorder, history of a hormone-dependent cancer (like breast, ovarian, uterine, or thyroid cancer), abnormal vaginal bleeding, or if you have ever had a stroke, a blood clot and heart attack. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding mother.
What are the possible drug interaction?
It may interact with some drugs like Azithromycin, Itraconazole, Ketoconazole, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Prednisone, Rifampin, Succinylcholine, Tipranavir, and Warfarin.
What is the usual dose of Estrace?
The normal dose of Estrace tablet is 1 to 2 mg every day. The treatment should be cyclic such as three weeks on and one week off. Consume Estrace tablets via oral route with meal or without diet. If stomach upset happens, then take with meal to decrease the stomach irritation.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should consume the missed dose as soon as you memorize. Do not consume extra medicine to catch up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
If it is consumed in larger dose then this drug may produce some overdose side effects which include nausea, vaginal bleeding, and vomiting.
What are the adverse effects of Estrace?
Side effects may include: nausea, headache, vomiting, darkening of skin, breast pain, spotting or breakthrough bleeding, back pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, vomiting, hair loss, fluid retention, high blood pressure, dark urine, depression, dizziness, fainting, mental or mood changes, painful and difficult urination.
What should I avoid while using Estrace?
• Do not use grapejuice and grapefruit as it may interact with estradiol and cause some surplus side effects.
• Avoid smoking or tobacco while using this medicine as it may further enhances your risk of stroke, high blood pressure, blood clots, and heart attack, especially in women older than 35.
• Do not ignore your doctor schedules as they are essential in evaluating your therapy. Also, do not neglect or enhance your dose of Estrace without asking with your doctor.
• Avoid driving or do other possibly risky works as Estrace may lead to dizziness.
• Do not intake alcohol while you are consuming Estrace.