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If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms, don’t worry. There are many treatment options, including estrogen therapy (ET). Common symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, can be managed effectively with ET like EstroGel—the first FDA-approved transdermal gel estrogen therapy in the US. EstroGel is an ideal choice for the modern woman and is bioidentical, which means that the estrogen in EstroGel is similar to the estrogen your body produces naturally.4,5 EstroGel is a modern option for managing your moderate to severe hot flashes and moderate to severe vaginal dryness, itching, and burning after menopause.
While estrogen therapy can help alleviate symptoms, the best way to make the transition as smooth as possible is to know what to expect from menopause. There are plenty of educational resources available to you. The next tab, entitled Menopause Information, has several links to websites should you want more information.
EstroGel® 0.06% is approved by the FDA for use after menopause to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes and to treat moderate to severe menopausal changes in and around the vagina. If you use EstroGel only to treat your menopausal changes in and around your vagina, talk with your healthcare provider about whether a topical vaginal product would be better for you.
Do not start using EstroGel if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, currently have or have had certain cancers, had a stroke or heart attack, currently have or have had blood clots, currently have or have had liver problems, have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, are allergic to EstroGel or any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, have any other medical conditions, are going to have surgery or will be on bed rest, are breastfeeding, and about all the medicines you take.
Serious but less common side effects include heart attack, stroke, blood clots, dementia, breast cancer, cancer of the lining of the uterus (womb), cancer of the ovary, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, gallbladder disease, liver problems, changes in your thyroid hormone levels, and enlargement of benign tumors (“fibroids”).
Common side effects of estrogens include headache, breast pain, stomach or abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and vomiting, hair loss, fluid retention, and vaginal yeast infection.
If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.