How it Works
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ethinyl estradiol may suffer from such side effects;
Change in body weight,
Progynova, Estradiol is a tablet form of the hormone called estrogen that is taken usually as a replacement therapy after experiencing menopause. It is a drug that is helpful in relieving problems faced by women after their regular menstrual cycle stops. Symptoms like hot flushes, dizziness, headaches, or dryness and burning sensation of the vagina are treatable with the use of this tablet form of estrogen. It can be safely used by many women under the proper guidance of a gynaecologist or a physician.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is the most common indication for this drug. After the menstrual cycle stops, patients will suffer from symptoms like dizziness, irritability, hot flushes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, or urinary problems. To counter such symptoms, this drug is usually prescribed by the doctor. The drug acts like the natural estrogen for which it has many beneficial effects.
Dosage and administration
The tablet form of the drug is available in dosages of 1 mg or 2 mg, which can be taken by patients as prescribed by the physician. Generally, it is taken orally with water or milk, after a meal, at a dosage of 2 mg once per day. The tablet should be swallowed whole with milk or water. Do not chew the tablet. Usually, this drug should be taken in the long term under the proper advice of a physician to reduce the post-menopausal symptoms. If required, the dosage can be reduced to the 1 mg tablet, once per day.
Patients with coronary heart disease or liver problems are not advised to take this drug.
Pregnant or breast feeding women should not be taking this drug.
Consult your doctor and stop taking this drug immediately if you feel any allergic reactions or any side effects.
Skin irritation or rashes
Subcutaneous tissue disorders
Body weight changes
Changes in appetite
Changes in libido