What does estrogen cream help?
Using or applying an estrogen relieves or lessens: Dryness and soreness in the vagina. Itching, redness, or soreness of the vulva. Feeling an urge to urinate more often then is needed or experiencing pain while urinating.
What are the side effects of estradiol cream?
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.
- breast tissue changes or discharge.
- changes in vision.
- chest pain.
- confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- dark urine.
- general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms.
Can you buy estradiol cream over the counter?
Yes, you can buy OTC estrogen creams without a prescription from your healthcare provider. However, you shouldn’t try to substitute OTC estrogen creams for prescription estrogen products. If you’re looking for vaginal estrogen creams for vaginal dryness, these aren’t available for OTC purchase.
What is estriol cream?
Estriol cream is a type of topical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It comes in the form of an intravaginal cream and is specifically used to treat vaginal problems in postmenopausal women.
How long does it take estradiol cream to start working?
It can take up to 4 months to see the full effect of the estrogens. Your doctor may reconsider continuing your estrogen treatment or may lower your dose several times within the first one or two months, and every 3 to 6 months after that.
Can I use estriol cream every day?
Key info to know about estriol cream You insert the cream daily before going to bed for 2 to 3 weeks, then reduce to twice a week. Symptoms will usually return when you stop using the cream. You can keep using it for as long as you need to, but you should have a check up with your doctor at least once a year.
Is estriol cream safe?
No head-to-head trials have been conducted with estriol and estradiol. Some studies have shown that estriol is safe and effective for symptoms of menopause. When applied topically for vaginal atrophy, estriol has been reported to be effective with other drugs.