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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?

Maybe (not) . . . We used to consider estrogen replacement therapy to be risk free. However results of the women's health initiative turned our recommendations on their ear after concluding that Premarin (conjugated estrogens) & prempro are problematic when started in women 10yrs past menopause. But says nothing about use of pure Estradiol products like Estrace in a non-oral form. Currently we prescribe to treat symptom, not to prevent. Read more...

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

Not a good idea. It can be used but the risks are increased. Read more...
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...

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...