Estradiol , as a female hormone, works like estrogen in a womans body to provide additional hormones to help reduce menopausal signs, including sweating, hot flashes, tiredness, sleeping problem, or vaginal dryness. It also used to prevent and treat osteoporosis and certain breast cancers.
This type of drug comes as an oral tablet and a skin patch that is applied on the clean and dry skin of the lower abdomen, hips or buttocks.
Common side effects of Estradiol involve light headache, dizziness, nausea, bloating, upset stomach, changes of weight or sex drive, hair loss, breast tenderness, or skin discomfort like redness, itchiness and dryness.
Estradiol is sometimes in the treatment for other medical use, as suggested by your doctor.