Active Ingredient: Estradiol is a steroid sex hormone and used as the main active component in the given medicine. This hormone is important for the maintenance of fertility and secondary sexual characteristics in females. It binds to and activates specific nuclear receptors. This component exhibits mild anabolic and metabolic properties and maximizes the blood coagulability. It acts as an estrogen receptor agonist.
Indications: This mentioned medication is a female hormone used by women to help reduce symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, vaginal dryness. These symptoms are experienced by the body producing less estrogen. Estrace can also be used by women after menopause to prevent bone loss.
This product may also be used by men and women to treat certain types of prostate cancer, breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and by women who are not able to produce enough estrogen for instance due to hypogonadism, primary ovarian failure.
Action Mechanism: The action mechanism of this medicine depends on the active component Estradiol. It is a nuclear hormone acts on receptors present inside the cell, that can activate or deactivate transcription in the nucleus. Estrace interacts with a target cell receptor within the cytoplasm of the cell.
Dosages: This medicine is available for the oral administration in the following dosages:
- 1 mg: This medication must be with or without food as directed by the doctor. It can be taken after a meal to avoid stomach upset
- 2 mg: Administer this drug as prescribed by the doctor before or after a meal
Note: Avoid smoking or using tobacco. This medication combined with smoking further increases the risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, and heart attack.