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Bestradiol 2mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet is a female sex hormone (estrogen). This is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and itching), estrogen deficiency, and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).

In some cases, Bestradiol 2mg Tablet is also used to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer along with other anticancer medicines. The medicine is to be swallowed with water. It can be taken with or without food, but remember to take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment. The treatment should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as this may affect the potency of this medicine.

The most common side effects of this HRT are headaches, breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, abdominal cramps or bloating, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. Some of the warning signs and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding, dizziness and faintness, severe headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, pains in your legs, etc.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Before you initiate with this HRT, you must consult the doctor if you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you have ever had a blood clot in your legs or your lungs. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you some diagnostic or laboratory tests to know the effects and side effects of this medicine on your body.

Uses of Bestradiol Tablet

Benefits of Bestradiol Tablet

In Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone placement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and reduced sex drive. Since menopause can last for several years, this treatment can make a big improvement to your daily life and mood. Estrogen is one of two important hormones (the other is progesterone) used in this treatment. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Bestradiol Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bestradiol

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Breast pain
  • Abdominal cramp
  • Bloating
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Vomiting

How to use Bestradiol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bestradiol 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bestradiol Tablet works

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet is an estrogen (female sex hormone). In women who are undergoing or have attained menopause, it prevents symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings. It also prevents the bones from becoming porous and fragile (osteoporosis).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Bestradiol 2mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bestradiol 2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Bestradiol 2mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Bestradiol 2mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bestradiol 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bestradiol 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bestradiol 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bestradiol 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bestradiol 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients who previously had liver disease and the liver function tests are still not normal.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Bestradiol 2mg Tablet as a part of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause.
  • It may also be used for preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk of fractures.
  • Take it at the same time everyday to help you remember to take it.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting, abnormal vaginal discharge or vaginal discomfort while taking Bestradiol 2mg Tablet.
  • It may increase the risk of breast cancer. Have regular breast examinations.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice unexplained swelling and pain in your limbs, shortness of breath, chest pain, or changes in vision. These could be symptoms of a blood clot in a vein.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Estradiol Congeners
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Bestradiol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Avizole, Worm Hunt, Womgo
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Brand(s): Fetrop, Fertitone, Pifert
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Brand(s): Donogen
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Patient Concerns

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I have been told by doctors I have cystitis also simple cyst in right ovary . What should I be doing its been two years I have this issue
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT hormone therapy helps with cysts. Ask your doctor for a hormone replacement.
Male hormone testosterone is found less in the recent blood test around 270,shall I take hormone therapy like tablet cents regularly what will be the dose and limitations in use
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to Allopathic doctor
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FAQs

Q. What is Bestradiol 2mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet contains Estradiol, which is an estrogen hormone. It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face) and vaginal dryness in women. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and have limited treatment choice.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Bestradiol 2mg Tablet?

If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule.

Q. What are the most common side effects which I may experience while taking Bestradiol 2mg Tablet?

The common side effects associated with Bestradiol 2mg Tablet are lower abdominal pain, periods pain, breast tenderness, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of uterus lining) and vaginal discharge. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if these persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. What can I take for estrogen deficiency?

For estrogen deficiency, treatment is based on the underlying cause. Your doctor may choose from a variety of medications depending upon your age and clinical conditions. The medications will also depend upon whether you are estrogen deficient or have high progesterone levels.

Q. Who should not take Bestradiol 2mg Tablet?

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet should not be taken by patients who have unusual vaginal bleeding, liver problems, or bleeding disorder. It should also be avoided to patients who are pregnant or are allergic to Bestradiol 2mg Tablet. Patients who have had uterus or breast cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, or currently have or had blood clots should also avoid this medicine.

Q. Does Bestradiol 2mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet may cause either weight gain or weight loss. This is a common side effect of Bestradiol 2mg Tablet. However, exercising regularly and eating a healthy nutritious diet can help you prevent weight gain. In case you notice weight gain and it bothers you, consult your doctor.

Q. How should Bestradiol 2mg Tablet be taken?

Bestradiol 2mg Tablet tablets should be taken exactly as advised by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water. You can take it at any time of the day but take it at the same time each day.

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