Information about Estriol
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
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