Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol)
What is Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol) used for?
Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol) is used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to help provide relief from some of the symptoms of the menopause. This medication is absorbed through the skin and helps replace the body's natural sex hormone, estrogen. Reduced levels of estrogen can cause symptoms such as vaginal itching, dryness, hot flashes and mood swings. This medication can help to relieve these symptoms.
How should I use Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol)?
Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol) is applied directly to skin that is clean and dry. Apply it to the upper thigh once daily, or as directed by your physician. Patients are normally advised to switch between the right and left thigh each time the gel is applied. You should not apply this gel to the face, breast or the area around the vagina. Allow a few minutes for the gel to dry before you put on your clothes. The application site should be covered with shorts or pants. This will help to prevent other people from coming into contact with the gel. It is essential to wash your hands after you apply the gel, and should anybody accidentally touch the gel, you should also tell them to wash their hands.
What are the side effects of Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol)?
Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / Estradiol) may cause side effects, such as:
If these side effects persist or worsen, you should immediately consult your physician. Patients should also be aware that this medication can cause other more severe side effects. If you notice severe stomach pain, joint pain, fever, uncontrolled bodily movements, appetite loss or any other side effects not mentioned here, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Sandrena Gel (Estradiolo / 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.