It is typically recommended that women use Femtrace at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time possible. For treating menopausal symptoms, the recommended starting Femtrace dosage is 0.45 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider can increase your dose, but only if necessary. Femtrace can be taken continuously or on a cyclical basis. If you still have a uterus, you must also take a progestin hormone to reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus.
Femtrace Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Femtrace® (estradiol acetate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Femtrace
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your Femtrace dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Femtrace Dosing for MenopauseWhen using Femtrace for menopausal symptoms, it is typically recommended that this medication be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time. However, the most effective dose (and how long it should be taken) can vary considerably from one woman to the next.
Femtrace is available in the following three strengths:
- Femtrace 0.45 mg
- Femtrace 0.9 mg
- Femtrace 1.8 mg.
The recommended starting dose is Femtrace 0.45 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider can increase your dose, but only if necessary.
Estrogen medications (like Femtrace) can be taken continuously or cyclically (such as three weeks on and one week off). Taking it cyclically can help promote regular, menstrual-like bleeding (and decrease breakthrough bleeding), especially in younger women. Taking it continuously (without any breaks) can result in a complete absence of bleeding (especially in older women), a side effect that many women desire. Your healthcare provider will help you decide how exactly to take Femtrace.
If you still have a uterus, you must take Femtrace with a progestin hormone, in order to reduce the risk of precancerous and cancerous uterine changes. You can take the progestin every day or for just a certain part of the cycle (often the last half of each cycle). If you have had a hysterectomy, you do not have to take progestin along with Femtrace.