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Estrace Vaginal Cream (Estradiol)
Estrace Cream Use and Dosage
Estrace cream is a synthetic female hormone. It is used by women to help reduce vaginal symptoms such as burning, itching or vaginal dryness. Estrace cream benefits include reduction of menopause symptoms and allowing women to produce estrogen.
When treating only vaginal symptoms, it is better to apply products directly inside the vagina as estrogens taken orally may get absorbed through the skin and increase the risk of side effects.
You can purchase Estrace cream online from Canada Pharmacy.
Estrace Vaginal Cream contains 0.1 mg estradiol in a non-liquefying base containing:
- Purified water
- Propylene glycol
- Stearyl alcohol
- White ceresin wax
- Mono- and diglycerides
- Hypromellose 2208 (4000 cps)
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Edetate disodium
Use Estrace vaginal cream as directed by your physician. Fill the applicator with the drug as directed and then insert this applicator inside your vagina as high as it can go. Once it is settled, press the plunger and allow the medication to release.
Make sure to clean the applicator with warm and soapy water and rinse it well. Do not use hot water to clean the applicator or boil it.
The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment. Use this drug regularly to get more benefits.
- Let your physician know about the medical treatments and medicines you are using.
- Let your doctor know if you have any allergies before using it.
- Tell your doctor about the medical history of the family including vaginal bleeding of unknown causes, hormone problems, or blood disorders.
Some common side effects of Estrace vaginal cream that may go away after treatment include:
- Vaginal irritation
- Stomach upset
- Weight change
- Increased or decreased interest in sex
- Breast tenderness
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed you this medication because its benefits to you are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication do not have serious side effects.
However, if you undergo any serious side effects as mentioned below then notify your doctor immediately.
- Mental or mood changes
- Severe depression
- Calf pain or swelling
- Sudden, severe headache
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
- One-sided weakness
- Slurred speech
- Vision changes
- Change in contact lens fit
- Loss of vision
- Breast lumps
- Swelling of hands or feet
- Changes in vaginal bleeding, breakthrough bleeding, or prolonged bleeding
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Itching, or odor
- Yellowing of eyes or skin.
An allergic reaction to this drug is very rare; however, if you notice any symptoms such as itching, rash, swelling or trouble breathing; visit your doctor right away.
Product Code: 9734
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.