Estradiol - Drug Information

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General Information on Estradiol

Generic Name : Estradiol

Pronunciation : ES-tra-DYE-ol

Latest prescription information about Estradiol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Estradiol

Why is Estradiol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sex hormone, prescribed for treating conditions due to menopause, treating vulval or vaginal atrophy, prostate cancer, and preventing osteoporosis (brittle bones). It is also used for estrogen replacement therapy after failure of the ovaries and to relieve the symptoms of breast cancer.  

When should Estradiol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity; undiagnosed vaginal bleeding; clot in blood vessels; breast cancer, estrogen-dependent tumor; disorders of certain enzymes; pregnancy.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Estradiol?

Estradiol dosage varies according to indication and route of administration.

How should Estradiol be taken?

It may be administered orally, as an intramuscular injection or applied to the skin or mucous membranes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Estradiol?

Conditions that become more severe with estrogen include fluid retention; increase in calcium level, poor blood flow to the brain, coronary artery disease, gall bladder diseases; lipid effects; familial defects of lipoprotein metabolism.
May increase blood pressure, risk of blood clot in the vein, breast cancer, benign tumor of the liver, endometrial cancer, dementia and size of preexisting uterine fibroid.
Dosage should be reduced in liver problem and during breastfeeding.
It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Estradiol?

  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, nervousness, migraine.
  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal distension, abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, constipation, upset stomach , diarrhea, bleeding, toothache, tooth disorder.
  Skin: Rash, itching, inflammation of the skin, skin scar.
  Heart: Temporary loss of consciousness and posture, vein inflammation.
  Genitourinary: Abnormal bleeding during menstrual cycles, breast pain, breast tenderness, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discomfort, blood in urine, urinary incontinence.

What are the other precautions for Estradiol?

Monitor blood sugar level regularly, in case if you have diabetes.

What are the storage conditions of Estradiol?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

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