Estrace Vaginal Cream treats burning in and around the vagina, dryness and itching usually in postmenopausal women. The medication is used vaginally with the help of a special applicator.
Estrace Vaginal Cream, which is also called Estradiol Vaginal Cream is a hormone replacement therapy medication. It involves estradiol, which is the primary estrogen female hormone during premenopausal period. The medication treats vaginal inflammation that is usually caused by the vaginal tissues thinning. The last one occurs because of low estrogen level after menopause. The main thing is that the medication does not include any progesterone hormones.
The Importance of Use Hormonal Preparation (including Estrace Vaginal Cream) during Menopausal period
Menopause is an ordinary change in a woman’s life. However, it is able to affect the whole body, including vagina. The symptoms may involve:
• Vaginal itching;
• Vaginal dryness;
• Vaginal burning or pain of any other kind.
All these symptoms usually occur because of relatively low estradiol levels before, during and after the period of menopause. Estrace Vaginal Cream helps to replace the estradiol loss, as well as to reduce thinning of vaginal tissues.
Estrace Vaginal Cream will help you…
a) to improve genital organs circulation and to regenerate density and elasticity of the vulva and vagina tissues in women during menopause;
b) to get rid of vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia and pain occurring during sexual intercourse.
c) to restore the normal pH level. The drug also increases the number of superficial cells. It helps to ease the already gained symptoms of atrophic vaginitis or even helps to prevent their occurrence, if you start treatment before menopause.
Estrace Cream treatment is extremely important for women experiencing menopausal symptoms. It is worth noting that the Cream has some significant advantages compared to the oral hormones’ administration.
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the treatment of the atrophy of mucous coat of the genitourinary tract’s lower parts associated with estrogen deficiency;
- Pre-and post-surgical treatment in post-menopausal women with vaginal approach surgery;
- For diagnostic purposes, when there are dubious results of the cervix uteri’s cytologic screening (suspected neoplastic process) in the setting of the atrophic changes.
Benefits of Estrace Cream
The first advantage of Estrace Generic Cream is that it not enters into the digestive system that means that women with such medical alerts as hypertension and thrombosis, gall bladder and liver diseases can use the drug. Moreover, the Cream has a significant positive effect on the tissue of the vagina and urination system. The preparation has no effect on the endometrium and does not require gestogen administration.
Extra Estrace Cream benefits are slow-up of bone loss, which usually occurs after menopause and vasomotor dysfunction correction (that can eliminate hot flashes and redness of the skin).
Directions for Use Estrace Cream
It is recommended to use the lowest dose of Estrace Vaginal Cream for the treatment of menopause.
The cream comes in a special tube provided by an applicator. The last one can measure 1- 4 grams of the cream.
In your package there are detailed instructions with all required information how to use the cream as well as an enclosed applicator.
At the beginning of the treatment course this product is usually taken daily, but most women can use just three times a week.
The most convenient period for using the Cream is at night, just before bedtime. In this case you will prevent the leaking of Estrace Vaginal Cream out of the vagina. But you can use this medication any time of the day you like without any doubts. Use Estrace outside labia.
If you want your treatment to be proper, you have to apply the drug as it is prescribed.
Estrace Vaginal Cream. Side Effects
Of course, like any other medicine, Estrace® Vaginal Cream can cause side effects. Not everyone will experience them. Generally most people tolerate it really well. If the side effects do occur, they are mostly minor and don’t require any treatment or can be treated by you yourself or your healthcare provider.
Estrace Vaginal Cream and Missed Dose
If you have forgotten to apply the Cream as it is scheduled, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go on with your regular schedule. Double dose is undesirable.
Estrace Vaginal Cream. Available Dosage
It comes in one dosage. It is a tube of 15-gram with 0.1 mg of estradiol per every gram of the cream.