Estraderm (Estradiol) is a prescription medication used to reduce symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and vaginal dryness in women. This drug is also used by women who cannot produce enough estrogen. Estraderm is also used to prevent osteoporosis resulting from low estrogen levels in the body. Estrogen is a sex hormone necessary for maintaining sexual and reproductive health. Estrogen levels naturally fluctuate during your menstrual cycle and decline during menopause. The active ingredient in Estraderm is Estradiol. Estradiol belongs to a class of drugs called estrogens. It works by maintaining the function of the ovaries, vagina, and uterus. It promotes lubrication of the vaginal wall and maintains the mucus membrane lining the uterus.
We currently offer the brand Estraderm from Australia also called Estraderm MX manufactured by Juno Pharmaceuticals in the strength of 25 mcg, 50 mcg, and 100 mcg transdermal patch. The generic Estradiol is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Estraderm. The most common side effects of Estraderm may include the following:
• Tender breasts;
• Weight gain or loss
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Changes in vision;
• Lump in the breasts or nipple discharge;
• Mood changes;
• Symptoms of a severe skin reaction like sore throat, fever, swelling in face or tongue, spreading red or purple skin rash;
• Vaginal itching or discharge
These are not all of the side effects of Estraderm. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Estraderm if you are allergic to Estradiol or any ingredient in Estraderm. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a blood clotting disorder;
• Have ever had angioedema;
• Have eyesight problems;
• Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Estraderm and anastrozole, ascorbic acid, cobicistat, cyclosporine, prednisone, mifepristone, etc. Avoid phenytoin, rifampin, St. John’s wort, warfarin, or verapamil with Estraderm. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Estrogen should not be used during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. This medication passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Use Estraderm precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Estraderm is a transdermal patch and should only be used on the skin. Wash your hands before and after use. Put a patch on clean, dry skin on the lower belly or upper buttocks. Move the site with each new patch. Do not put the patch on irritated skin. Avoid using the patch on sites with hair. Do not put the patch on the waistline. If the patch falls on, put a new one on. Wear only one patch at a time. Do not put a patch on the same site for at least 7 days. Move the site with each new patch. A new patch should be applied to your skin on the same days twice a week. Hot water or steam may cause the patch to loosen. Do not store the patches out of the pouch. Store at room temperature.