Estrogel (estradiol) is a medication used to reduce symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and vaginal dryness, burning or irritation. Estrogel contains the female estrogen hormone estradiol. Estrogens are female sex hormones produced by the ovaries which regulate many body processes. Estrogel is absorbed through the skin and enters into your blood stream.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Estrogel include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Estrogel:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Estrogel?
If you miss a dose of Estrogel, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if you are more than twelve hours late, then skip your missed dose.
What else is Estrogel called?
Estrogel is also known as Oestrogel internationally. Oestrogel is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication.