estradiol topical (generic name)

It is used for symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness, itching and increased or painful urination
(es tra DYE ole)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breakthrough bleeding and spotting
  • breast tissue changes or discharge
  • chest pain
  • confusion, forgetfulness
  • leg, arm or groin pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • severe headaches
  • speech problems
  • stomach pain (severe)
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in emotions or mood
  • changes in sex drive or performance
  • increased or decreased appetite
  • skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin
  • symptoms of a vaginal infection like itching, irritation or unusual discharge
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: March 21, 2012
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