Estring is a vaginal ring used to treat menopausal vaginal changes including, itching, burning, dryness, and urinary discomfort. It contains estradiol, a form of the female sex hormone estrogen.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Estring exactly as prescribed.
Estring and other estradiol medications can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. Long-term use has been linked to breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
Do not smoke while taking Estring. This will increase your risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack.
Before taking Estring, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Estring include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Do I need to remove Estring during intercourse?
No. Estring can remain in place and shouldn’t cause discomfort during intercourse. If it falls out, rinse with warm water and replace.
How do I dispose of Estring?
Throw in a trash that pets and children don’t have access to. Do not flush Estring down the toilet.