Estrace as stated above is primarily used in treating postmenopausal ans menopausal symptoms. It is also used in treating vaginal drying which is also known as vaginal atrophy and also osteoporosis in women which is one of the postmenopausal symptom.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Estrace for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Estrace
The ideal way to use Estrace is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Estrace should/may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Preferably, Estrace should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking Estrace without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Estrace to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
A Estrace overdose may have certain adverse symptoms like Excessive vaginal bleeding, severe nausea, and vomiting, which may require immediate medical attention. So please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Estrace.
Consult your doctor before using Estrace if you have conditions like blood clots, vein inflammation, or liver disease;a recent stroke or heart attack. if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Estrace if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Estrace as it can increase the chances of becoming light headed,drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Estrace as Estrace may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Estrace is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it. Estrace is highly prohibited in patients who have active breast cancer or estrogen dependent cancers.
Estrace can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking
Estrace is known to cause dark skin patches on your face (melasma).Estrace is known to make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. So excessive sun exposure without using protection (sunscreen or protective clothing) or exposure to tanning booths and sunlamps must be avoided.
Please maintain caution while using Estrace in children below years of age/elderly patients as the safety as well as effectiveness of Estrace in these patients are yet to be ascertained.