What is Estrofem (Oestradiol) used for?
Estrofem (Oestradiol) is an oral hormone replacement therapy prescribed to treat or prevent symptoms affecting women who are going through menopause. The medication boosts lowered hormone levels to restore them to restore balance. This can prevent symptoms such as hot flashes, osteoporosis, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Estrofem (Oestradiol)?
Estrofem (Oestradiol) is normally administered once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Estrofem (Oestradiol)?
Estrofem (Oestradiol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as oedema, high calcium levels, severe stomach pain, signs of a blood clot, heart attack symptoms, jaundice, or a lump in the breast. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Estrofem (Oestradiol) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, recent heart attack, angina, recent stroke, clotting disorders, porphyrias, lactose intolerance, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, or history of serious liver disease. Also inform your doctor if you have uterine fibroids, family history of breast cancer, obesity, hypertension, clotting problems, varicose veins, endometriosis, heart failure, history of liver disease, high triglyceride levels, history of epilepsy, migraines, diabetes, gallstones, asthma, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause complications requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Estrofem (Oestradiol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Estrofem (Oestradiol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.