Estring

(Estradiol Vaginal Ring)

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Relieves vaginal dryness due to menopause.

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Our bottom line

Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) is a vaginal ring that may be less of a hassle than estrogen pills, gels, patches, or vaginal creams, but comes with the same side effects.

Quick facts about Estring
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) relieves vaginal dryness and irritation to make sex more enjoyable.
  • Works locally in the vagina and doesn't expose the rest of your body to estrogen like pills do.
  • Good option for people who don't want to take oral pills.
  • Generally works well with fewer side effects.
  • Many women think Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) is easy to insert and comfortable to use.
  • In a 12-week study, Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) worked well to improve vaginal problems, reduced pain during urination, and sudden urges to urinate.
  • Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) slowly releases estrogen over the 90 days the ring is in place, so you only have to remove and insert a new one every three months.
People’s experience with Estring

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Downsides

  • Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) may not be the best estrogen product if you have a narrow vagina or frequent vaginal infections.
  • The ring can fall out without you noticing it.
  • Increases your risk of endometrial (uterine cancer).
  • If you have your uterus, you might need to use Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine cancer.
  • Can be expensive since it's only available as a brand name product.
How it works

Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) is a vaginal ring that replaces estrogen hormones in your vagina that your body loses during menopause. Estrogen helps rebuild and maintain vaginal tissue, relieving symptoms of vaginal dryness, soreness, irritation, and painful sex.

Quick facts about Estring
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Vaginal dryness and inflammation

Dosage forms

  • Vaginal ring
People’s experience with Estring

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Side effect rates for Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring)

257 From clinical trials of Estring / Postmenopausal estrogen replacement
  • Skeletal Pain
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Hot Flushes
  • Family Stress
  • Arthralgia
  • Nausea
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal Pain

Risks and Warnings for Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using estrogen for more than one year

    Vaginal bleeding after menopause can be a warning sign of uterus (endometrial) cancer, so let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding. When estrogen is prescribed to women after menopause who still have a uterus, progestin should be used with it to lower the risk of cancer. Low-dose vaginal estrogen products are often a better choice than oral pills for women 65 years or older who have vaginal symptoms.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring)

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