Estradiol is a female sex hormone that can be used as a medicine to treat estrogen deficiency problems in the body, especially in menopause.Estradiol can be purchased from conventional prescription pharmacies under the tradename Climaderm, Estraderm, Mnorest, Lindisc or Ginedisc, for example.
Estradiol is indicated for the treatment of breast carcinoma, prostate carcinoma and post-menstrual osteoporosis prophylaxis.
Directions for use of Estradiol
The use of Estradiol varies according to the form of presentation, and the general indications are:
- Adhesive dressing:should be applied to the skin and replaced twice a week or as directed by the doctor;
- Tablets:take 1 mg daily or as directed by the doctor;
- Gel:Apply the measuring ruler to the arms, thighs or abdomen.
Estradiol Side Effects
The major side effects of Estradiol include breast tenderness, headache, nausea, vomiting, fluid retention and increased blood pressure.
Estradiol is contraindicated for pregnant women with diagnosed or suspected breast cancer, diagnosed or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia, genital bleeding, thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders.In addition, estradiol should also not be taken by patients who are hypersensitive to estradiol or any of the drug’s components.