Estrace , also called estradiol, is a synthetic form of the female hormone estrogen and is used to increase the levels of estrogen in women experiencing menopause related symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia , sweating, osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, or certain metastatic breast cancers in men and women.
This medicine comes as an oral tablet and a topical cream (for vaginal use only). The dose of Estrace varies between patients, as suggested by the doctor. Usually, adult patients may take 10-milligrams each dose, three times daily for no fewer than three months.
Common side effects of Estrace are light headache, dizziness, nausea, bloating, upset stomach, breast tenderness, and changes in weight and sex drive.
Estrace may also be prescribed to for other treatment, as recommended by your doctor.