What Is It?: This is a form of estrogen. Estrogen injections are often used to treat hot flushes (hot flashes; sudden strong feelings of heat and sweating) and/or vaginal dryness, itching, and burning in women who are experiencing menopause (change of life; the end of monthly menstrual periods). However, women who need a medication only to treat vaginal dryness, itching, or burning should consider a different treatment. These forms of estrogen injection are also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of low estrogen in young women who do not produce enough estrogen naturally. Estrogen injection is in a class of medications called hormones. It works by replacing estrogen that is normally produced by the body.
How To Use: Your doctor will provide instructions for use.
Possible Side Effects: Include breast pain or tenderness, upset stomach, vomiting, weight gain or loss, dizziness, nervousness, depression, irritability, changes in sexual desire, hair loss, unwanted hair growth, spotty darkening of the skin on the face, difficulty wearing contact lenses, leg cramps, swelling, redness, burning, itching, or irritation of the vagina, vaginal discharge. Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately , bulging eyes, pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach, loss of appetite, weakness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, joint pain, movements that are difficult to control, rash or blisters, hives, itching, swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, throat, hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.