Estriol


Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Oral
Menopausal hormone replacement therapy
Adult: 0.5-3 mg daily for 1 mth followed by 0.5-1 mg daily; or 0.25-2 mg daily in combination with other natural oestrogens. A progestogen is required if administered to women with a uterus.

Oral
Infertility due to cervical hostility
Adult: 0.25-1 mg/day on days 6-15 of the menstrual cycle. Increase dose each mth until an optimal effect is obtained.

Vaginal
Menopausal atrophic vaginitis
Adult: As 0.01% or 0.1% cream or 500 mcg pessary: Apply 500 mcg once daily, reduce to twice wkly subsequently.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Pregnancy, thrombosis, known or suspected oestrogen-dependent tumors, vag bleeding, history of undiagnosed manifesation of deterioration of otosclerosis during pregnancy or previous use of steroids.
Special Precautions
Thrombosis, severe liver disorders, porphyria, history during pregnancy or previous use of steroids of severe pruritus, cholestatic jaundice, herpes gestationis or otosclerosis. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Breast tension or pain, nausea, spotting. Fluid retention, cervical hypersecretion.
Drug Interactions
Reduced efficacy may occur when used with activated charcoal, barbiturates, carbamazepine, griseofulvin, hydantoin and rifampicin. May possibly change efficacy of oral anticoagulants and increase pharmacologic effects of succinylcholine, theophyllines and troleandromycin.
Lab Interference
Reduce responses to metyrapone test. May interfere with thyroid function and glucose tolerance tests.
Action
Description: Estriol is a naturally occurring oestrogen. It induces normalization of vag epithelium. It is claimed to have only a mild proliferative effect on the endometrium. It only has a short retention time in the nuclei of endometrial cells.
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