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In clinical studies, infections, breast pain, and problems with the lining of the uterus were the most common side effects reported with Estrasorb. Side effects of the estrogen medication are typically mild and do not require medical attention in most cases. However, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any serious Estrasorb side effects, including vision changes, breast lumps, or chest pain.

An Introduction to Estrasorb Side Effects

As with any medicine, Estrasorb® (estradiol emulsion) 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Estrasorb. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Estrasorb side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Estrasorb

Estrasorb has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a placebo (in this case, an emulsion without the active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common Estrasorb side effects included:
  • Problems with the lining of the uterus (such as irregular vaginal bleeding) -- in up to 15 percent of women
  • Infections -- up to 12 percent
  • Breast pain -- up to 10 percent
  • Sinus infection -- up to 6 percent
  • Itching -- up to 4 percent.
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