Estraderm TTS (Estradiol) (es-tra-di-ol )
What is Estraderm TTS (Estradiol) used for?
Estraderm TTS (Estradiol) is used to help reduce menopause symptoms, such as vaginal irritation or dryness, hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. These symptoms usually occur because the body produces less estrogen. The active ingredient in these patches is a form of estrogen, and can help to relieve menopause symptoms. It may sometimes be used to treat osteoporosis.
How should I use Estraderm TTS (Estradiol)?
Estraderm TTS (Estradiol) transdermal patches are applied directly to the skin. Apply them to a clean, dry area of skin. Patients are normally told to apply them to the top of the buttocks or else to the stomach. Your physician will tell you how long to wear the patch for. However, you may be told to apply 1 patch twice per week. When applying a new patch, do not apply it to the same as the first patch.
What are the side effects of Estraderm TTS (Estradiol)?
Estraderm TTS (Estradiol) may cause side effects, such as:
You should be aware that this medication may also cause other more serious side effects. It is important to immediately inform your physician if you experience any side effects while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Estraderm TTS (Estradiol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.