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    Information about Estriol

    Estriol uses

    Estriol is used for hormone replacement therapy.

    How estriol works

    Estriol belongs to a class of drugs called estrogens. 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).

    Common side effects of estriol

    Headache, Breast pain, Irregular vaginal bleeding, Bloating, Abdominal cramp, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Estriol

    • You have been prescribed Estriol 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 Estriol.
    • 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

    Frequently asked questions for Estriol


    Q. What is Estriol and what is it used for?

    Estriol tablet contains a medicine called Estriol which is an estrogen hormone. It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face), vaginal dryness in women.  It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and can not take other preventive medicines for osteoporosis.

    Q. When and how to take Estriol?

    Take Estriol as per the advise by your doctor. However, you must try to take Estriol tablet at the same time of each day, to ensure the consistent levels of medicine in your body.

    Q. What if I miss to take Estriol?

    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 Estriol?

    The common side effects associated with Estriol 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 they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)