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Estradiol (Systemic)



General

Pronunciation

(es tra DYE ole)

Brand Names: U.S.

  • Alora
  • Climara
  • Delestrogen
  • Depo-Estradiol
  • Divigel
  • Dotti
  • Elestrin
  • Estrace
  • Estrogel
  • Evamist
  • Femring
  • Menostar
  • Minivelle
  • Vivelle-Dot

Indications

Use: Labeled Indications

Breast cancer, metastatic: Treatment of metastatic breast cancer (palliation) in appropriately selected men and postmenopausal women.

Hypoestrogenism (female): Treatment of hypoestrogenism due to hypogonadism, castration, or primary ovarian failure

Osteoporosis prevention (female): Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis

Limitations of use: For use only in women at significant risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis; consider use of nonestrogen medications.

Prostate cancer, advanced: Treatment of androgen dependent advanced prostatic cancer (palliation)

Vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause: Treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.

Vulvar and vaginal atrophy associated with menopause: Treatment of moderate to severe vulvar and vaginal atrophy associated with menopause.

Limitations of use: When used solely for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy, topical vaginal products should be considered.

Note: The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and The North American Menopause Society have endorsed the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) as new terminology for vulvovaginal atrophy. The term GSM encompasses all genital and urinary signs and symptoms associated with a loss of estrogen due to menopause Portman 2014.

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