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What does Oestrogen cream do?

What does Oestrogen cream do?

Vaginal oestrogen Oestrogen is also available as a cream, pessary or ring that is placed inside your vagina. This can help relieve vaginal dryness, but will not help with other symptoms such as hot flushes.

How long should you use Ovestin cream?

Ovestin cream is an estrogen-only product for intravaginal use. 1 application per day for the first weeks (maximally 4 weeks), followed by a gradual reduction, based on relief of symptoms, until a maintenance dosage (e.g. 1 application twice a week) is reached.

What are the side effects of estradiol cream?

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.
  • breast tissue changes or discharge.
  • changes in vision.
  • chest pain.
  • confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • dark urine.
  • general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms.

Where do you apply oestrogen cream?

Carefully spread the cream onto the top wall of the vagina just underneath the urethral area (see Figure 2, yellow highlighted area). As the cream is spread, some may be gently inserted into the vagina: however, it is not necessary to push the cream high into the vagina.

Is oestrogen cream safe to use?

As the research currently stands, it appears that vaginal estrogen is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal discomfort due to menopause, and has a much lower risk of the cancers and cardiovascular events typically associated with hormone therapy.

What are the side effects of Ovestin cream?

Dependent on dosage and sensitivity of the patient, Ovestin may sometimes cause side effects, such as:

  • local irritation or itching.
  • swelling and increased tenderness of the breasts.
  • increased vaginal discharge.
  • nausea.
  • fluid retention in the tissues, usually marked by swollen ankles or feet.
  • flu-like symptoms.

How long does it take for estrogen cream to start working?

It can take up to 4 months to see the full effect of the estrogens. Your doctor may reconsider continuing your estrogen treatment or may lower your dose several times within the first one or two months, and every 3 to 6 months after that.

Where do you apply Oestrogen cream?

Can I take estradiol forever?

Vaginal oestrogens and oral estriol seemed safe, even when used for more than five years. The risk associated with long term use of systemic estradiol didn’t vary significantly with the dose. Long term use was associated with both lobular and ductal cancers, and with both early and later stage disease.