Estraderm Patch Information
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Estraderm is a prescription estrogen medication primarily used for treating menopause symptoms. This eMedTV Web page lists other approved uses of the drug, explains how it works, and offers important dosing information for the medicine.
- Estraderm Side Effects
Potential side effects of Estraderm include hair loss, fluid retention, and headaches. This eMedTV segment lists common (and usually minor) Estraderm side effects, as well as rare but serious side effects that require immediate medical attention.
- Estraderm Uses
Estraderm is used for treating menopause symptoms. As this eMedTV page explains, other Estraderm uses include the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and the replacement of hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not work properly.
- Estraderm Dosage
It is recommended to take the lowest effective Estraderm dosage for the shortest period of time. As this eMedTV resource explains, the usual starting Estraderm dose for most women is one 0.05 mg patch applied twice a week.
- Estraderm Drug Interactions
Cyclosporine, barbiturates, and certain seizure medications may cause Estraderm drug interactions. As this eMedTV Web page explains, Estraderm interactions may reduce the drug's effectiveness or increase your risk for side effects.
- Estraderm Warnings and Precautions
Before using Estraderm, let your doctor know if you have liver disease. This eMedTV article lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about before using Estraderm. Warnings and precautions on who should avoid Estraderm are also included.
- Estraderm Overdose
An Estraderm overdose is unlikely to be serious, but you must seek medical attention if an overdose occurs. This eMedTV page explores the potential effects of an Estraderm overdose and describes the treatment options that are available.
- Estraderm and Pregnancy
Estraderm is not approved for use in pregnant women. This part of the eMedTV library includes more information about Estraderm and pregnancy, and explains why pregnant women should avoid estrogen medications (like Estraderm).
- Estraderm and Breastfeeding
Estraderm and other estrogen drugs are not recommended for breastfeeding women. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Estraderm and breastfeeding, including what problems may occur if breastfeeding women use this product.
- Generic Estraderm
At this time, there are no generic Estraderm patches available. As this page on the eMedTV site explains, although there are other generic estradiol patches available in the same strength as Estraderm, these products are not equivalent to Estraderm.
- Estraderm Alternatives
If you experience any problems while taking Estraderm, alternatives to the drug are available. As this eMedTV resource explains, alternatives to Estraderm for menopause treatment include coping strategies, natural remedies, and other drugs.