Estrace belongs to the class of medications named estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries, specific estrogen-receptors are located in different organs (in the uterus, vagina, urethra, mammary glands, liver, hypothalamus, pituitary) and stimulates development and growth of female sex organs starting from puberty: uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, stroma and ducts of mammary glands, pigmentation of nipples and genitals, formation of secondary sexual characteristics of female type, formation of epiphyses of long bones. Estrogen is responsible for the timely and regular rejection of the endometrium and bleeding, in high concentrations estrogen causes endometrial hyperplasia, suppresses lactation, inhibits bone resorption. Estrace is used to treat menopause symptoms which include hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. It is also used for treatment of cancer in women and men and osteoporosis.
Dosage and direction
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor, follow all recommendations. Estrace tablets should be taken one time a day. In women a cyclic regimen may be administered: 23 days the tablets are taken, followed by the next 5 days without any medication intake. After that the cycle resumes. The adhesive part of the patch should be sticked to a hairless part of trunk (hips, shoulder but not on the breasts), choose non-irritated healthy skin site. Change the place of plaster application each other week. Stick it immediately to the skin after you removed a protective layer and press tight to your skin during at least 10 seconds.
Before taking Estrace inform your doctor if you have severe blood diseases, circulation problems, a hormone-related cancer (breast or uterine cancer), or excessive vaginal bleeding. Long-term treatment by Estrace may result in increased risk of breast cancer, heart attack, or stroke, it cannot be used in pregnant women.
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