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Estrace Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- What are the possible side effects of estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- What is the most important information I should know about estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- How should I use estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Estrace)?
- What happens if I overdose (Estrace)?
- What should I avoid while using estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- What other drugs will affect estradiol oral (Estrace)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Estrace)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Estrace)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding.
What should I avoid while using estradiol oral (Estrace)?
Do not smoke while using this medication. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack caused by estradiol.
What other drugs will affect estradiol oral (Estrace)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane); or
- ritonavir (Norvir);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab); or
- antifungal medication such as ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with estradiol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about estradiol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Estrace Information
- Estrace Drug Interactions Center: estradiol oral
- Estrace Side Effects Center
- Estrace Overview including Precautions
- Estrace FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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