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Alternatives to Depo-Estradiol

Depo-Estradiol is not the only available method of relieving menopausal symptoms. Other options include:
  • Coping strategies (such as wearing lighter clothes for hot flashes or using a vaginal lubricant for dryness)
  • Other medications, such as other estrogens or combinations of estrogens with progestins
  • Natural remedies, including herbal supplements and "bioidentical" hormone replacement.
(Click Depo-Estradiol Alternatives for more information about other menopause treatment options.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Depo-Estradiol may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding.
(Click Depo-Estradiol Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Depo-Estradiol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose of Depo-Estradiol?

If you are late for a dose, simply contact your healthcare provider to schedule your next injection as soon as possible. You may experience an increase in menopause symptoms, but no serious problems should occur.

Available Strengths

Depo-Estradiol comes in a 5-mL vial, with 5 mg of estradiol cypionate per mL.

Can I Buy Generic Depo-Estradiol?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Depo-Estradiol for more information).
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