Ovestin (Estriol) is a prescription medication that is used to relief symptoms that occur after menopause in women with at least 12 months
after their last period. Estriol is a female hormone. This medication helps to reduce symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness which is caused by the body making less estrogen. The shortage of Oestrogens may cause the vaginal wall to become thin and dry which may cause infections & vaginal itching and sexual intercourse can become painful. The usual dosage of Ovestin is one application once a day for the first few weeks or until symptoms improves. After that the dose is slowly reduced to one application twice a week.
Our Canadian Pharmacy currently has the brand Ovestin Cream from United Kingdom by Aspen and India by Organon. The brand name Ovestin is not available at this time. Ovestin is available in the strength of 0.1% cream.
The side effects may depend on dosage and sensitivity of the patient. The side effects of Ovestin may include:
• Flu-like symptoms;
• Fluid-retention in the tissues, usually marked by swollen ankles or feet;
• Increased vaginal discharge;
• Local irritation or itching;
• Swelling and increased tenderness of the breasts
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor immediately if you have any further questions or concerns.
You should not use Ovestin if you have allergic to Estriol or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking 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 blood clots, high blood pressure, and heart attack in women over 35 years old. Estriol may cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin. Limit your time in the sun as sunlight may worsen this effect. Ovestin should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you are pregnant, inform your doctor right away. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
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