Estramustine

Information about Estramustine

Estramustine Uses

Estramustine is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

How Estramustine works

Estramustine belongs to a class of anticancer/cytotoxic drugs called antimicrotubule agents.  It works by interfering with production of certain proteins which are necessary for tumor cell growth and reproduction. It also increases the estrogen levels, which in turn interferes with prostate cancer by slowing/stopping the growth of cancer cells.
.

Common side effects of Estramustine

Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Increased liver enzymes, Edema (swelling), Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhea, Breast enlargement in male
CONTENT DETAILS
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
19 Mar 2020 | 10:29 AM (UTC)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy

Available Medicine for Estramustine

X TrantNatco Pharma Ltd
146501 variant(s)
EstramUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
15951 variant(s)
EstraminSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
12921 variant(s)

Expert advice for Estramustine

  • Estramustine should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • Avoid taking antacids, calcium or magnesium, milk products and multivitamins, as these may interfere with the effect of the medicine.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your calcium level, liver function, blood cell count in your blood.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor first.

Frequently asked questions for Estramustine

Estramustine

Q. What is Estramustine phosphate?

Estramustine belongs to a class of anticancer/cytotoxic drugs called antimicrotubule agents used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.