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What is Estrofem?
Estrofem containing the active ingredient oestradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. The medication is a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used for the short term symptomatic treatment of women who have had a hysterectomy or if they have signs and symptoms of oestrogen deficiency. It can also be used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning and irritation.
How is Estrofem used?
Estrofem is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Estrofem may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Breast tenderness
- Weight changes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Mental or mood changes
- Breast lumps
- Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Decreased sex drive
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Estrofem is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.