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Estradiol Valerate is a drug that is used in the treatment of menopause symptoms like vaginal itching, hot flashes, etc. Apart from that it is also used in the treatment of conditions where low levels of estrogen are found. This drug is also used in treatment of other conditions decided by your doctor. This drug is a female estrogen hormone and hence it replaces the natural estrogens. Estradiol Valerate is available in the form of injections in brand name Delestrogen. 10 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL, and 40 mg/mL are the vial doses available in the market.
For the treatment of menopause symptoms and female hypoestrogenism the recommended dosage is 10 to 20 mg/mL for every month. For treating androgen dependent cancers, 30 mg is recommended for every one of two weeks.
Persons who are pregnant should not use Estradiol Valerate. Even if you suspect that you might be pregnant, do not use this drug. People who are allergic to the ingredients of Estradiol Valerate should not use this drug. Patients with breast cancer, estrogen dependent cancer, history of blood clots, liver problems, and porphyria should not take Estradiol Valerate. If you have recently suffered from a heart attack you should not use Estradiol Valerate.
The most common side effects of using Estradiol Valerate are changes in sex drive, hair loss, headache, nausea, breast tenderness, abnormal hair growth, vaginal infections and weight changes. Allergic reactions like difficulty in breathing, abnormal bleeding in the vagina, swelling of mouth, face, and lips, coughing of blood, numbness of arms or legs, yellowing of skin and dizziness are some of the allergic reactions that you might get when you take Estradiol Valerate
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