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For women who have vaginal or urinary menopause symptoms, there is only one standard Estring dosage. The ring is inserted vaginally and left in place for 90 days. After 90 days, your healthcare provider may need to see you again to determine if you need to continue using Estring. This is because hormone replacement medications such as this should only be used for the shortest amount of time necessary.

Estring Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard Estring® (estradiol vaginal ring) dosage. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Estring Dosing for Menopause Symptoms

The standard recommended Estring dosage for treating vaginal or urinary menopause symptoms is one ring inserted vaginally and left in place for 90 days. After 90 days, your healthcare provider may want to see you again, to help you decide if you need to keep taking the medication. Hormone replacement therapy medications (including Estring) typically should only be used as long as necessary.

General Information on Your Estring Dosage

Considerations for women using Estring include the following:
  • Estring comes as a small, flexible ring. It is inserted into the vagina once every 90 days.
  • Most women can easily insert and remove Estring without any assistance. To remove it, simply hook a finger through the ring and gently pull it out.
  • It does not matter where exactly Estring is located in the vagina. However, if you feel discomfort, it was probably not inserted far enough. Most women do not feel it after insertion, and the ring should not interfere with sexual intercourse.
  • Estring cannot get lost inside your body. It is too large to be passed through the cervix.
  • If the ring comes out, in most cases, you should simply rinse it with cool or lukewarm water and reinsert it.
  • Dispose of the ring out of reach of pets and children. Do not flush Estring.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Estring dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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