Is EstroGel Right for You?

Regardless of what your life includes—sports, family, social activities, work—you refuse to give up control to menopause. There are effective ways to manage menopausal symptoms while maintaining your current lifestyle. EstroGel provides an estrogen therapy in a unique gel formulation.  

But is it right for you? 

Are you seeking any of the following?

  • Relief from common menopausal symptoms
  • Therapy that fits comfortably into your lifestyle
  • Once daily estrogen therapy
  • Transdermal gel application
  • Low-dose estrogen therapy
  • FDA-approved, bioidentical estrogen therapy
  • Discreet therapy
  • Estrogen therapy in which other women have been satisfied
  • Estrogen therapy with a proven track record of use

If you seek any of these qualities, EstroGel may be the right therapy for you. While you may find a lot of practical menopause information on this web site and web sites like this, the information you learn is not intended to replace the advice you get from your healthcare provider. He or she knows your medical history and what therapies make the most sense for you. Please always consult your healthcare provider first.

We have created some topics for discussion you can ask your healthcare provider. It’s a great way for both of you to decide if a prescription for EstroGel is right for you. Click here to see this discussion guide.  

Save up to $35  on your EstroGel prescription. Click here to learn more.


  • Estrogens increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb).

Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using EstroGel. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find the cause.

  • Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia.

Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and blood clots.

Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your risk of dementia, based on a study of women age 65 or older.  You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with EstroGel.

Do not start using EstroGel if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, currently have or have had certain cancers, had a stroke or heart attack in the past year, currently have or have had blood clots, currently have or have had liver problems, are allergic to EstroGel or any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding, about all of your medical problems and medicines you take, and if you are going to have surgery or will be on bedrest.

Serious but less common side effects of estrogens include gallbladder disease, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, liver problems, high blood sugar, and enlargement of benign tumors of the uterus (“fibroids”).

Common side effects of estrogens include headache, breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, stomach/abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fluid retention, and vaginal yeast infection.

If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider or see full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.