Important Information on EstroGel
Dosing InformationThere is only one recommended dose of EstroGel, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click EstroGel Dosage for more information.)
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, EstroGel can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of EstroGel include, but are not limited to:
- Breast pain
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
(Click EstroGel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With EstroGelEstroGel can interact with several other medications (see EstroGel Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus)
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see EstroGel and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see EstroGel and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click EstroGel Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)