Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate) is used by women to help lessen the symptoms of menopause. Some of the symptoms are vaginal dryness and hot flashes. These signs are produced by the body creating a lesser amount of estrogen.
If you are using this drug to treat symptoms only in and around the vagina, it may directly be applied inside the vagina. It should be considered before medications that are taken by mouth, injected, or absorbed through the skin.
Certain estrogen products may be used by women to prevent bone loss after menopause. However, there are some medications that are also effective in preventing bone loss and it may be safer. These drugs should be considered for use before estrogen treatment.
There are also certain estrogen products that may be used by men and women to treat cancers. Some of those are breast cancer and prostate cancer. This may also be used by women who are not able to produce enough estrogen. It happens maybe because of hypogonadism or primary ovarian failure.
How does Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate) work?
Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate) acts through binding to nuclear receptors in estrogen-responsive tissues. These differ in the amount from tissue to tissue. Circulating estrogens controls the pituitary secretion of the gonadotropins. It also luteinizes hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. It is through an adverse reaction mechanism.
Estrogens act to decrease the raised levels of these hormones seen in postmenopausal women.
Why use Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate)?
Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate) is a female hormone. This is an estrogen medication. This comes as a tablet for oral use. Each tablet has Estradiol Acetate as an active ingredient. This is available in the strengths of 0.45 mg, 0.9 mg, and 1.8 mg. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate)?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Do not use more than the prescription.
Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. You may take it with or without food. To prevent stomach upset, you may take it with food or right after a meal. Take each dose exactly as it is prescribed.
What are the side-effects of Femtrace (Estradiol Acetate)?
- Changes in your menstrual periods
- Spotting between periods
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of scalp hair
- Nipple discharge
- Vaginal bleeding and discharge
- Freckles or darkening of facial skin
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any allergies or current medications.
- Let your doctor if you have any current medical condition or any medical history.
- Do not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.