Generic Name: Generic estrace
What is Generic Estrace?
You and your doctor should reevaluate whether or not you still need estrogens at least every six months. Be alert for signs of trouble. Taking progestins, another hormone drug, with estrogens lower the risk of developing this condition.
Therefore, if your uterus has not been removed, your doctor may prescribe a progestin for you to take together with the estrogen. You should know, however, that taking estrogens with progestins may have additional risks. Some research has shown that estrogens taken without progestins may protect women against developing heart disease. However, this is not certain. The protection shown may have been caused by the characteristics of the estrogen-treated women, and not by the estrogen treatment itself.
In general, treated women were slimmer, more physically active, and were less likely to have diabetes than the untreated women.
Any pharmacy that does compounds will know the formula for Estrace. And Suzie, the risk for cancer is the same for Estrace as it is for the compound.
Also, my dr told me that the less I use the better it is for me, so I would suggest using the 1 gram dose daily for a week and then backing off to every other day. If you are still without pain, back off to twice a week until you reach the minimum use that still works for you. I just need to get brave and do it. I know the risk of cancer is minimal but it's still hard for me. I also know there are alot of women on this and they do swear by it. It's a bead you insert to add moisture.
My gynecologist prescribed this to me for atrophic vaginitis and said that she had never seen any harsh side effects other then some slight burning as very little of the hormone enters the blood stream.
Comments 79 Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo cindy57 Cindy, Yes my Doctor told me the same thing when I was prescribed Estrace Cream. Undo cindy57 Thanks Cindy. Undo cindy57 Cindy, The great thing about this medicine is that because it's cream you can regulate what you need.
How should I take Generic Estrace?
Women who use estrogens after menopause are more likely to develop gallbladder disease needing surgery than women who do not use estrogens. Taking estrogens may cause changes in your blood clotting system. These changes allow the blood to clot more easily, possibly allowing clots to form in your bloodstream.
However, most studies of low dose estrogen usage by women do not show an increased risk of these complications. In addition to the risks listed above, the following side effects have been reported with estrogen use: Retention of excess fluid.
What should I avoid while taking Generic Estrace?
After 6 months on Vagifem twice a week I thought I was fixed so stopped using all the other pessaries and creams then wallop it came back with a vengence. I had to up the Vagifem to three times a week and be constantly moisturising day and night. It taught me a lesson that there is no cure for this and that after a while things dont work as well as they did.
It is a horrible thought to think this is for life and have to constantly be thinking and treating your vagina and the resultant mess. I also started to get very dry eyes which presume is just another drying up process that is linked so now as soon as my eyes start to feel dry I up the Vagifem and all the moisturisers.
Generic Estrace side effects
You should not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: liver disease, a bleeding disorder, unusual vaginal bleeding, a history of breast or uterine cancer, or if you have ever had a heart attack, stroke, or a blood clot.
Long-term use of estradiol may increase your risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer, heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks before using estradiol vaginal long term.
Have regular physical exams and self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using estradiol vaginal. Estradiol vaginal should not be used to prevent heart disease, stroke, or dementia, because this medicine may actually increase your risk of developing these conditions.
Common Generic Estrace ide effects may include:
In the case of a hormone-related drug, the need is to build a certain amount in the body, and maintain this level.
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Very rarely, this medicine can cause serious side effects such as heart attack or stroke.
I typically use estriol cream or estradiol cream rather than the Premarin cream.
Start at the lowest dose and talk to your healthcare provider about how well that dose is working for you. Estrogens should be used at the lowest dose possible for your treatment only as long as needed.
You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly for example, every 3 to 6 months about the dose you are taking and whether you still need treatment with ESTRACE.
Where can I get more information?
Women who have had a hysterectomy may take estrogen daily, without a break.
A few cases of malignant transformation of residual endometrial implants have been reported in women treated post-hysterectomy with estrogen alone therapy.