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Estratest Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Estratest tablets treats the flushing, sweating, hot flashes, and vaginal irritation that trouble three-quarters of all women when they reach menopause. It works by replacing some of the estrogen that is lost when the reproductive system shuts down. It combines supplemental estrogen with a synthetic form of the male hormone testosterone, and is used to treat when estrogen alone fails to relieve menopausal symptoms.

Estratest Dosage

  • For the treatment of women in menopause, the usual daily dosage is 1 tablet of Estratest.

Uses of Estratest

  • This medication is used to treats flushing, sweating, hot flashes, and vaginal irritation in women.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Estratest

Before taken Estratest medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Estratest. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bladder problems
  • Cervical changes
  • Deepening of the voice
  • Enlarged clitoris
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hair loss on scalp
  • Intolerance to contact lenses
  • Liver disorders
  • Menstrual problems
  • Nausea
  • Skin eruptions
  • Twitching

Warnings and precautions before taking Estratest:

  • If you are taking this medicine, then its replacement also increases the risk of gallbladder disease. Because women who take birth control pills, which have the same effect, suffer an increase in gallbladder problems.
  • Both estrogen and testosterone may also cause liver problems such as benign tumors, cancers, and hepatitis. If you develop signs of liver disease such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, then you should stop taking Estratest.
  • Estrogen can also cause an increase in blood pressure. It may also raise blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, then you should be used Estratest cautiously.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Estratest with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Estratest with the following:

  • Blood thinners such as Coumadin
  • Insulin

After taken Estratest if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Estratest overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vaginal bleeding

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