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17-beta-estradiol
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Description

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that is produced by the ovaries. It is used to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, and to prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

Common side effects of estradiol include nausea, vomiting, headache, breast tenderness, bloating, swelling of the ankles/feet, or weight changes. Other serious side effects include an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

Brand names associated with estradiol include:
  ▸  Alora
  ▸  Climara
  ▸  Delestrogen
  ▸  Divigel
  ▸  Elestrin
  ▸  Estrace
  ▸  Estraderm
  ▸  Estring
  ▸  Evamist
  ▸  Femring
  ▸  Gynodiol
  ▸  Menostar
  ▸  Minivelle
  ▸  Vivelle-Dot

Synonyms
  • beta-estradiol
  • beta-oestradiol
  • dihydrofolliculine
  • dihydrotheelin
  • dihydroxyoestrin
  • estradiol
  • oestradiol
Classifications
  • estrogen
  • female reproductive agent
  • sex hormone

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