Estring Vaginal Ring
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Estring is a prescription medicine used to relieve vaginal and urinary problems due to menopause. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this product, including information on how it works, potential side effects, general precautions, and more.
- Estring Side Effects
Headaches, back pain, and vaginal yeast infections are among the most common Estring side effects. This eMedTV resource lists other side effects reported with the drug and describes which ones require medical care, such as chest pain or migraines.
- Estring Uses
This eMedTV Web page discusses several Estring uses, such as treating vaginal and urinary problems that occur due to menopause. This page further explores what Estring is used for, such as possible off-label uses to treat other menopause symptoms.
- Estring Dosage
This eMedTV Web article explains that the standard Estring dosage is one ring inserted vaginally every 90 days. This page further discusses Estring dosing guidelines, including several tips on when and how to use this hormone replacement medication.
- Estring Drug Interactions
If you take certain other medications with Estring, drug interactions can occur. This eMedTV Web segment takes an in-depth look at the complications that may occur when Estring is taken with medications such as barbiturates or certain antibiotics.
- Estring Warnings and Precautions
Estring may increase your risk of certain health problems, such as breast cancer and strokes. This eMedTV Web resource describes several other Estring warnings and precautions, including what to tell your doctor before using this hormone medication.
- Estring Overdose
This page from the eMedTV site explains that an overdose of Estring is not likely to cause serious problems, but may result in nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding. This page also describes what to do in the case of an Estring overdose.
- Estring and Pregnancy
This portion of the eMedTV archives explains that women should not intentionally use Estring during pregnancy. Estring is considered a pregnancy Category X medication, and the full risks of using it when pregnant are currently unknown.
- Estring and Breastfeeding
This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains that it is typically not recommended for women to use Estring while breastfeeding. Estring does pass through breast milk in low amounts and can affect the quality and quantity of the milk.
- Generic Estring
This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that there are currently no generic Estring products approved in the United States, even though all of the patents have expired. This page also discusses why generic Estring may never become available.