How long does it take for Elestrin to work?
Absorption. Steady-state serum concentrations of estradiol are achieved in approximately 3 days following daily application of ELESTRIN to the upper arm. Pharmacokinetic parameters for estradiol on Day 14 following daily application of 0.87 g or 1.7 g of ELESTRIN are summarized in Table 2.
What are the side effects of estradiol gel?
Common side effects of EstroGel include:
- loss of appetite.
- swollen breasts.
- acne or skin color changes.
- vaginal pain.
- vaginal dryness or discomfort.
- decreased sex drive.
What is Elestrin used for?
This medication is a female hormone (estrogen). It is absorbed through the skin and enters into the bloodstream. It is used by women to help reduce a certain symptom of menopause (hot flashes). Certain brands may also help to reduce vaginal symptoms of menopause (such as vaginal dryness/burning/itching).
Where do you apply Elestrin?
The gel is applied onto the skin in a thin layer. The recommended area of application is the upper arm to shoulder (approximately 320 cm2). One pump actuation delivers Elestrin in a unit dose of 0.87 g, which contains 0.52 mg of estradiol. The 0.87 g dose provides systemic delivery of 0.0125 mg of estradiol daily.
Is Elestrin a bioidentical?
Elestrin™ (transdermal estradiol gel) is a new gel formulation of bioidentical estradiol developed by BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IL, USA).
Is there a generic for Elestrin?
There is currently no generic alternative to Elestrin. The most common version of Elestrin is covered by 83% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $60.00-$77.50, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare estrogens.
Who manufactures Elestrin?
You can also contact Meda Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of Elestrin, to find out about other savings options or rebates that may be available. One of the best ways to save on your prescription medications is by using a SingleCare prescription discount card.
Does Oestrogen gel cause weight gain?
Many women believe that taking HRT will make them put on weight, but there’s no evidence to support this claim. You may gain some weight during the menopause, but this often happens regardless of whether you take HRT.
When is the best time to apply HRT gel?
Apply Estrogel at the same time each day. You should apply your daily dose of gel to clean, dry, unbroken skin. If you take a bath or shower or use a sauna, apply your Estrogel dose after your bath, shower, or sauna.
Can I use EstroGel at night?
Apply the gel once a day, either in the morning or evening. Try to use the gel at about the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest time to treat your symptoms.