Divigel HRT Information
Divigel® (estradiol gel) is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to help treat symptoms of menopause. Although there are many different types of menopause symptoms, Divigel is approved to treat only vasomotor menopause symptoms, which include hot flashes and night sweats. The medication is probably effective for other symptoms; however, it has not been studied (or approved) to treat such things.
Available in the form of a gel, the medication is applied to the skin (typically the upper thigh) once a day. Divigel should be used for the shortest period necessary. In addition, this medication is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what drugs you are taking before prescribing Divigel.
(For more information on this HRT medication, click Divigel. Topics covered in this full-length article include how it works, tips on getting the most out of each dose, and possible side effects.)