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Ingredients: Estradiol
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Estradiol, or more precisely, 17β-estradiol, is a steroid and estrogen sex hormone, and the primary female sex hormone. It is named for and is important in the regulation of the estrous and menstrual female reproductive cycles. Estradiol is essential for the development and maintenance of female reproductive tissues but it also has important effects in many other tissues including bone. While estrogen levels in men are lower compared to women, estrogens have essential functions in men as well. Estradiol is found in most vertebrates as well as many crustaceans, insects, fish, and other animal species.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have not had any bad side effects with the gel. My concern is how long am I going to take this, the rest of my life? Anyone have opinion on this? I am currently 57 yrs old.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By LAG85 in fdb.rxlist.com on June 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Elestrin is a wonderful product and it is so easy to use. You will need to give it about a week to "build up" in your system but you will be so happy that you did! I can't imagine not having Elestri...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypoaesthesia, Confusional state, Vision blurred

Posted By Verosmom in fdb.rxlist.com on August 4, 2012 @ 12:00 am

First day that I used it I became very confused. 2nd Day my brain felt like it was numb. 3rd and last final day I woke up with blurred vision. Wanted to try this because I had been taking premarin sin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 23, 2011 @ 12:00 am

The only complaint I have is I am losing hair. Possibly going to stop medication because of this side effect.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings

Posted By kim in fdb.rxlist.com on February 4, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... my hot flashes have almost completely diminished and my headaches that I have had for years has been life changing, so far this has been an effective treatment and my mood swings have improved as well...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Nausea, Mood swings, Depression, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 9, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: reduction in appetite, nausea, headaches, mood swings, depression. These things are not gone, but it certainly has moved me to a "better place" while undergoing my Zoladex/ Femara trea...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Leslie in fdb.rxlist.com on July 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Using Elestrin gel 2 pumps daily. Fantastic!! No mood swings, no hotflashes, no dryness or pain. Be sure to wait 2 hours after using before showering or bathing.5 min after using to dress. Use same ti...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Psychotic disorder, Fluctuance

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I just had my ovaries removes via Laprascopic surgery last 6 days ago. I am 31. The first 3-4 have been emotionally crazy. However I am sure I am not balanced out yet.Hopefully each day will get bette...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Fe in fdb.rxlist.com on February 28, 2010 @ 12:00 am

No real issues with this med... One issue I noticed the skin on my arms where I apply the gel have darkened. That is the only concern I have.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on November 7, 2009 @ 12:00 am

It works, it's easy and dries fast...and cheaper than other products I have tried

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