Estrace Vaginal Cream
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Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most common obstetric and gynecological diseases. Recently, it takes 30 - 50% of all vaginal pathologies and requires a great attention of gynecologists. The incidence of bacterial vaginosis in non-pregnant women at puberty varies between 4 - 61%.
The probability of occurrence among pregnant women is 14 - 20%. Most often bacterial vaginosis occurs in women before 35 - 40 years.
It is a disease, resulting from the replacement of normal vaginal microflora lactobacilli with opportunistic anaerobic microorganisms. This is a qualitative change in the composition of the vaginal flora under the influence of multiple factors. Bacterial vaginosis creates favorable conditions for the emergence of a great variety of infectious processes in the vagina.
It's not a secret that hormones have taken a strong position in our lives. With their help, people are struggling with numerous diseases, ranging from simple colds and ending with various sexually transmitted diseases. Unfortunately not quite correct use of synthetic hormones can lead to numerous side effects. However, sometimes without their help did not do.
Estrace vaginal cream is also based on hormone, but its efficacy is higher then small side effects after therapy.
What is Estrace vaginal cream?
Estrace vaginal cream - is an antimicrobial agent, referring to hormones group. The active ingredient of the drug - estradiol, is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone, that regulates many processes in the body, especially, bacterial ones.
Estrace vaginal cream is indicated for use in case of:
- bacterial vaginosis;
- vaginitis hemophiloid;
- nonspecific vaginitis.
The dose of Estrace vaginal cream is set individually by your treatment doctor, if you have some contraindications or other health problems.
The recommended Estrace vaginal cream dose is one full applicator of 0.01% estradiol cream intravaginally, preferably at bedtime for 3-7 days.
Estrace vaginal cream warnings
So, Estrace vaginal cream is absolutely contraindicated in people who have marked hypersensitivity to the drug. Also it can not be used in muscle weakness, severe violations of liver and kidney function, during pregnancy and lactation. In any case, do not use it for children under the age of one month.
Most likely, you should know about some of the side effects that may be caused by taking this hormonal agent. One of the most serious side effects is considered to be the development of inflammation of the colon. This inflammation occurs, usually due to irregularity in the intestinal microflora. This can manifest as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention. Taking the drug can also lead to impaired liver function.
If you use Estrace vaginal cream externally, while at the site of application, as a side effect, it may cause irritation. The same can also occur if you apply it in a gel form. There are also various allergic reactions.
Estrace vaginal cream can be used only after the consultation with experienced physician. For best effect, this cream could and should be combined with special dietary supplements.
The use of Estrace vaginal cream in pregnancy and lactation period
There is no specific scientific data on using Estrace vaginal cream in pregnant and lactated women. According to instruction, the remedy can be taken, if the expected positive effect has no potential risk for the baby. Also, there were no researches of Estrace vaginal cream and its storing in breast milk of the mother. Of course, if we speak about tablet form of the drug, then, there is a possibility of getting the drug into breast milk. On this basis, during lactation, take an expert advice. According to information, received in the course of research, the use of most remedies in the II and III trimester of pregnancy has not provoked any disease.
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