Estrogel (Estradiol) is used by women to help reduce the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning and itching. These symptoms are caused by the body making less estrogen. Estradiol gel belongs to the class of medications known as estrogen replacement therapy. The Estrogel is absorbed through the skin and enters into the bloodstream which helps reduce menopause symptoms. You may see relief of menopausal symptoms as early as 2 weeks after starting treatment.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Estrogel from United Kingdom also called Oestrogel. There is no generic available for this medication. Estrogel Gel is available in the strength of 0.06%/80 gm tube.
The common side effects of Estrogel may include bloating, breast tenderness, headache, nausea or vomiting and weight changes.
Talk to your right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Breast lumps;
• Dark urine;
• Increased or new vaginal irritation, itching, odor or discharge;
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Persistent nausea or vomiting;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Estrogel if you are allergic to Estradiol or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. You should not smoke or use tobacco. Estrogens combined with smoking further increases your risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure and heart attack, especially in women older than 35. This medication may cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin. Sunlight may make this condition worse. Limit your time in the sun and avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Estrogel must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away. This medication passes into breast milk. It may reduce the quality and amount of breast milk produced. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.