What is Estring used for?
Symptoms of menopause are caused when the body makes less estrogen. Estring releases estrogen into the vagina to help treat the vaginal and urinary symptoms of menopause such as itching, burning, dryness of the vaginal area, painful urination and frequent urges to urinate.
Estring Vaginal Ring (Estradiol) Information
What is Estring?
Estring is a vaginal ring which contains estrogen. Estring belongs to the class of drugs called Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Estring contains 2mg of estradiol and releases approximately 7.5mcg of estradiol every 24 hours when inserted into the vagina.
How to use Estring?
You use Estring by inserting the ring high into the vagina. The ring is left in place for 90 days, then removed and replaced with a new ring. If the ring is inserted properly, you should not feel it while it is in place. If you experience any discomfort when the ring is inserted, it may mean that the ring is not inserted high enough.
Do not leave the ring in the vagina for more than 90 days.
If the ring falls out of the vagina, rinse the ring with warm water and re-insert the ring back into the vagina.
Possible side effects of Estring?
Possible side effects of Estring are bloating, increased vaginal discharge, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, weight changes and headache. If these persist or worsen, you should let your doctor know.
Some serious side effects that may occur with Estring are unusual vaginal bleeding, unusual vaginal irritation/odor/discharge/itching, mood changes, breast lumps, severe abdominal pain, swelling of the hands and feet, increased thirst or urination. If any of these occur, you should tell your doctor immediately.
This is not a complete list of side effects. Always read the product information leaflet that you will receive with Estring and contact your doctor or pharmacist if needed.
Possible Drug Interactions with Estring?
Some products that may interact with Estring are letrozole, anastrozole, exemastine, raloxifene. tamoxifen, toremifene, tranexamic acid, carbamazepine, itraconazole, phenytoin and St. John’s wort. This is not a complete list.
Always let your doctor and pharmacist know the list of drugs you are taking, including herbal treatments, so they can check for any possible interactions with Estring.
Estring can also interfere with some laboratory tests and cause possible false results. Let your laboratory personnel know if you are using Estring.
Estring Vaginal Ring cost in Canada
Estring Vaginal Ring 2mg costs $140.99 in Canada. This product is manufactured by Pfizer Inc in Canada.
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