10 patient evaluations for Estradiol with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Menopause)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found that the side effects were undesirable (hair falling out). Adverse effects, which may occur as a result of use of estradiol and have been associated with estrogen and/or progestin therapy, include changes in vaginal bleeding, dysmenorrhea, increase in size of uterine leiomyomata, vaginitis including vaginal candidiasis, changes in cervical secretion and cervical ectropion, ovarian cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, nipple discharge, galactorrhea, fibrocystic breast changes and breast cancer. Cardiovascular effects include chest pain, deep and superficial venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophlebitis, myocardial infarction, stroke, and increased blood pressure. Gastrointestinal effects include nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysuria, gastritis, cholestatic jaundice, increased incidence of gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, or enlargement of hepatic hemangiomas. Skin adverse effects include chloasma or melasma that may continue despite discontinuation of the drug. Other effects on the skin include erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, otitis media, hemorrhagic eruption, loss of scalp hair, hirsutism, pruritus, or rash. Adverse effects on the eyes include retinal vascular thrombosis, steepening of corneal curvature or intolerance to contact lenses. Adverse central nervous system effects include headache, migraine, dizziness, mental depression, chorea, nervousness/anxiety, mood disturbances, irritability, and worsening of epilepsy. Other adverse effects include changes in weight, reduced carbohydrate tolerance, worsening of porphyria, edema, arthralgias, bronchitis, leg cramps, hemorrhoids, changes in libido, urticaria, angioedema, anaphylactic reactions, syncope, toothache, tooth disorder, urinary incontinence, hypocalcemia, exacerbation of asthma, and increased triglycerides.[21][22] Estrogen combined with medroxyprogesterone is associated with an increased risk of dementia. It is not known whether estradiol taken alone is associated with an increased risk of dementia. Estrogens should only be used for the shortest possible time and at the lowest effective dose due to these risks. Attempts to gradually reduce the medication via a dose taper should be made every three to six months.[2

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Oct 9, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hysterectomy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Menopause)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily

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Mar 14, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Estrogen deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hysterectomy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is in addition to my regular HRT, I was prescribed this when I was told as a 36-yr old woman that my hormones were alarmingly too low and measure that of a 12-yr
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 20, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I was told to discontinue taking this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 8, 2009 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for estrogen replacement)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.59 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 12, 2009 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hormone replacement)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: generic for Estrace, replaces Premarin for me
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 22, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 1982)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hot flashes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Itching and rash from patch adhesive)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 mg/24 hours twice weekly Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Itching and rash from patch adhesive

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Dec 6, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg/24 hours twice weekly Daily
Advice & Tips: Works like a miracle. No more night sweats or hot flashes
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 9, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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