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Elestrin Alternatives

Elestrin 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 Alternatives to Elestrin for more information about other menopause treatment options.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

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

Storage Methods

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

What If I Miss a Dose of Elestrin?

If you do not take your Elestrin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember (or, if you prefer, simply skip your missed dose). If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double your dose of Elestrin.


Elestrin comes in a pump that contains 100 doses, with 0.87 grams of gel (with 0.52 mg of estradiol) per dose.
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