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Doctor insights on: Bioidentical Estradiol Cream Side Effects

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How long does it take estrace (estradiol) cream to work?

How long does it take estrace (estradiol) cream to work?

2 weeks: It takes a few weeks to feel the effects Estrace (estradiol) has on the vagina for vaginal atrophy or dryness. ...Read more

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Can you use estrace (estradiol) cream if you are a smoker?

Yes, you can, but: Because estrogens increase your risk of developing cancer of the uterus the risk may be greater if you smoke (especially in women over 40 years of age. Quit smoking, ask your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What should I expect to happen to my body if I am using estrace (estradiol) cream?

What should I expect to happen to my body if I am using estrace (estradiol) cream?

Vagina healthier: Estrace (estradiol) cream, when used regularly will increase blood flow the the vulva, vagina and urethra. It will help with lubrication and increase the thickness and elasticity of the tissues. It will also help prevent both bladder and vaginal infections.
Sexual response should be improved.
There should not be any effects throughout the body unless the higher than recommended dose is used. ...Read more

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Emirita makes a new estradiol cream, I have tried their progesterone cream with no benefits, would the estradiol cream be worth trying?

No: Please see your gyn so you can get your hormone levels checked by blood work-not saliva like some people do and your gyn can prescribe what hormones you need or you may want to go with bio-identical hormones, but either way you need blood work 1st. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream 0.01%, long term, it is very expensive, is there a cheaper option, and are there serious riks involved with this?

I have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream 0.01%, long term, it is very expensive, is there a cheaper option, and are there serious riks involved with this?

Various: It really depends on the symptoms the Estrace cream is being used to treat. Natural oils such as olive oil, over the counter replens, a broken open vitamin e capsules can all provide lubrication. Use of low dose Estrace cream isn't associated with any serious risks. ...Read more

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Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

Depends: Estrace (estradiol) is better for exterior vulvar and entrance atrophy and therefore better for intercourse discomfort. It is probably equal to vagifem for vaginal estrogenization. ...Read more

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Which dose is stronger...10mcg or 0.1mg? I am comparing vagifem and estrace (estradiol) cream

1000: 1000 mcg make up 1 mg so
100 mcg = 0.1 mg
10 mcg = 0.01 mg
1 mcg = 0.001

so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose.
I hope this helps! . ...Read more

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She has used diff creams for severe dryness whc is itchy & painful. Even estrace (estradiol) cream was used 3 nights but no effect. Can u recommend other cream?

Premarin (conjugated estrogens): Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream is al alternative to estrace. Your doctor needs to confirm the post menopausal atrophy is the cause if the itching otherwise hormone cream will not work. ...Read more

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Can you use estrace (estradiol) cream and monistat?

Not @ the same iime: Use the Monistat to treat the yeast infection and then resume the Estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream- separately. ...Read more

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51yo, just given estrace (estradiol) cream. Insert suggests not smoking. I am a smoker. I thought this type was not systemic. Should I use it? Replens no help.

Talk to your MD: You need to go over this agenda with the MD who prescribed the Estrace (estradiol) cream who can clearly explain the reasons of its' use and any attendant complications, which should have been done prior to Rx. ...Read more

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If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?

If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?

Specialist: That really requires a specialist and individual care. If your periods are regular sometimes timing the Estradiol to your natural body and the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to your natural period is easiest. Sometimes daily Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is easiest to try to get rid of your period. It takes a little trial and error in the perimenopause to get a good regimen for you. ...Read more

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Side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

Estrace (estradiol): Common side effects of Estrace (estradiol) include headaches, breast tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, nausea, voming, hair loss, high bp, high blood sugar, fluid retention, and enlargement of uterine fibroids. More serious side effects include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, allergic reactions or cancer of uterus, ovaries or breasts. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

Same as all estrogen: The skin delivery diminishes systemic reactions, but doesn't eliminate them. The ad erase effects are the same as with any estrogen. ...Read more

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Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Serious side effects: I prefer bio identical treatments using natural Progesterone and natural bio identical Estradiol for treatments. ...Read more

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What are side effects from trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

What are side effects from trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): All birth control in the U.S. have a number of possible side effects, but the FDA makes them all list a the same ones no matter what pill it is. Google trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) PDF, which is the prescribing info and get the list that way. ...Read more

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What climara (estradiol) side effects?

What climara (estradiol) side effects?

Climara (estradiol) side effect: Climara is bio identical female hormone estradiol. Side effects can be none to many depending on dose and patient. ...Read more

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What is the medicine climara (estradiol) side effects?

What is the medicine climara (estradiol) side effects?

Climara (estradiol) side effects: Climara is a bio identical estrogen called estradiol. Side effects are dose related and can be none to many. ...Read more