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Estring Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is estradiol (Estring)?
- What are the possible side effects of estradiol (Estring)?
- What is the most important information I should know about estradiol (Estring)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using estradiol (Estring)?
- How should I use estradiol (Estring)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Estring)?
- What happens if I overdose (Estring)?
- What should I avoid while using estradiol (Estring)?
- What other drugs will affect estradiol (Estring)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Estring)?
Insert the next dose of cream or ring as soon as you remember. Continue to follow your regular schedule. Do not use two doses simultaneously unless your doctor directs otherwise.
If at any time the ring falls out, rinse it with warm water and reinsert it. If it slides down into the lower part of the vagina, use a finger to reinsert it.
What happens if I overdose (Estring)?
An overdose of estradiol is unlikely to occur and is not likely to threaten life. If you do suspect an overdose, or if the medication has been ingested, call an emergency room or poison control center for advice.
What should I avoid while using estradiol (Estring)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using estradiol unless your doctor directs otherwise.
What other drugs will affect estradiol (Estring)?
Before using estradiol, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- an anticoagulant (blood thinner) such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- a thyroid medication such as levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, and others);
- insulin or an oral diabetes medicine such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase), and others; or
- tamoxifen (Nolvadex).
A dosage adjustment or special monitoring may be required during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Do not use other vaginal products at the same times as estradiol without first talking to your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with estradiol. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about estradiol written for health professionals that you may read.
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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