Estrace 1mg is a hormonal drug. Its main component is an estrogen identical to female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. This drug is administered as a part of estrogen replacement therapy to reduce the signs and symptoms of menopause (vaginal dryness, hot flashes, irritation, etc.). Estrace can also be
administered to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and to
replace estrogen in females with decreased production of natural estrogen.
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What is Estrace?
The main component of Estrace is estradiol, human sex hormone (primary, when it comes to women) and steroid. Talking specifically about female humans, ovaries produce estradiol that is in charge of various body processes.
Estrace exists in a tablet form and cream form. With the help of this drug, it may be possible to reduce menopausal symptoms, prevent osteoporosis and sometimes treat cancer in both women and men.
What are the indications for using Estrace?
Estrace is an effective drug that helps to reduce the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes; vaginal irritation, burning, dryness). Moreover, it prevents the development of osteoporosis, which is a common thing in postmenopausal women, and also the reduction of natural estrogen levels due to ovarian failure and other conditions. From time to time, Estrace is also used as a cancer treatment in women and men.
What is the dosage of Estrace?
Dosage form: tablet
1) Vasomotor symptoms, vaginal and vulval atrophy
In this case you should choose the lowest dose and the right regimen to keep the symptoms under control.
It's recommended to stop taking this drug or reduce its dose during 3-6-month long periods. The standard dose is 1 to 2 mg per day. As for the maintenance therapy, the minimal dose is established with the help of titration.
2) Female hypoestrogenism due to hypogonadism, primary ovarian failure, castration
Regarding these issues, the daily dosage of estradiol is 1 to 2 mg. All the necessary adjustments should be made, if needed.
3) Breast cancer
As a rule, the dosage is 10 mg three times per day for three months, at least.
What are the contraindications for using Estrace?
Estrace isn't safe to use by people with a history of hormone-based cancer (breast, thyroid, ovarian, or uterine cancer), a bleeding disorder, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and also for those who've had a blood clot, stroke, or a heart attack.
It is especially important for pregnant women to not use this medicine. And of course, people who are allergic to estradiol mustn't even consider taking it as well.
Long-term use of Estrace may increase the risks of developing uterine or breast cancer, blood clot, heart disease, stroke, or dementia.