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Estrasorb
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(Estradiol Topical)

Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical)

Prescription only

Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens)

Prescription only
1 of 9 alternatives
Relieves hot flashes due to menopause.

Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical) comes in pre-dosed packets that can be convenient to use, but have the same side effects as other estrogen products.

Treats low estrogen, relieves menopause symptoms, and lowers your risk of osteoporosis.

Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) relieves menopausal symptoms and prevents bone loss. It's an oral hormone replacement, so it can have a lot of side effects, and it's important to think through the benefits and potential hassles of this drug before using it.

Upsides
  • Pre-measured packets can be easily transported.
  • Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical) replenishes estrogen to your whole body and relieves multiple symptoms due to low estrogen (hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low energy, irritability).
  • Good for people who don't want to take daily pills.
  • Fewer side effects than pills since lower amounts of estrogen are used in topical solutions.
  • Can lower your risk of fractures by keeping your bones healthy. Make sure you also get enough calcium and Vitamin D.
  • Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) replenishes estrogen to your whole body and relieves multiple symptoms due to low estrogen (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness).
  • Lowers your risk of fractures by keeping your bones healthy. Make sure you also take enough calcium and Vitamin D.
  • Improves mood, energy, and mental alertness for some people.
  • Does not expose your partner to estrogen during sexual acitivities like vaginal estrogen creams.
  • Can help relieve symptoms of prostate cancer or advanced breast cancer in some people.
Downsides
  • Increases your risk of endometrial and breast cancer.
  • If you have your uterus, you have to use Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine cancer.
  • Increases your risk of developing blood clots and stroke.
  • Can't be used in people with liver problems.
  • Possibily exposing other people to the estrogen before it is absorbed by your skin.
  • Can be expensive since it is only available as a brand name product.
  • More potential side effects than estrogen creams since it exposes your whole body to estrogen.
  • Increases your risk of uterine and breast cancer.
  • If you have your uterus, you have to take Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine cancer.
  • Increases your risk of developing blood clots and stroke.
  • Can't be used in people with liver problems.
  • Can be expensive since it's only available as a brand name product.
Used for
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and inflammation
  • Low estrogen
  • Primary ovarian failure
  • Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Advanced prostate cancer
Dosage forms
  • Topical emulsion
  • Pill
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Reviews
18 
50%
think this treatment is worth it
17%
think this treatment works well
17%
think this treatment is a hassle

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think this treatment is worth it
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think this treatment works well
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Side effects
The Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    13%
  • Abdominal pain
    9%
  • Breast pain
    7%
  • Nausea
    5%
  • Asthenia
    4%
  • Back pain
    4%
  • Pain
    4%
  • Flatulence
    4%
  • Insomnia
    4%
  • Leukorrhea
    4%
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Risks and warnings
  • Endometrial cancer

    Using estrogen for more than one year

  • Breast cancer

    Personal or family history of breast cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of blood clots and stroke

    Personal or family history of blood clots

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of heart disease

    Smoking

    ...and 5 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

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  • Endometrial cancer

    Using estrogen for more than one year

  • Breast cancer

    Personal or family history of breast cancer

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of blood clots and stroke

    Personal or family history of blood clots

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of heart disease

    Smoking

    ...and 5 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Prior severe allergic reaction to Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens)

  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Pancreas swelling (pancreatitis)

    High levels of triglycerides

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