How long after inserting estradiol can you have sex?
Avoid using latex condoms, diaphragms, or cervical caps for up to 72 hours after using estrogen vaginal creams. Certain estrogen products may contain oils in the creams that can weaken latex (rubber) products and cause condoms to break or leak, or cervical caps or diaphragms to wear out sooner.
How long does estradiol take to work for vaginal dryness?
Vaginal atrophy can be treated with topical estrogen including Estrace Vaginal Cream and it can take 3 to 4 weeks to reach its maximum effect.
How long does it take for estrogen inserts to work?
It can take up to 4 months to see the full effect of the estrogens. Your doctor may reconsider continuing your estrogen treatment or may lower your dose several times within the first one or two months, and every 3 to 6 months after that.
What is the best time of day to apply estrogen cream?
Estradiol emulsion should be applied in the morning. Estradiol gel may be applied at any time of day, but should be applied at around the same time of day every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
How is Estrace used in the vagina?
What is Estrace Vaginal (local)? Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Some estradiol products placed directly into the vagina are used for “local” treatment of vaginal menopause symptoms (such as dryness, burning, and irritation).
Are there any side effects to using Estrace?
Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away. Using Estrace Vaginal can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, or cancer of the breast, uterus, or ovaries. Estradiol should not be used to prevent heart disease, stroke, or dementia. You should not use estradiol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
Is it safe to use condoms after using Estrace?
Precautions While Using Estrace. For vaginal creams or suppositories: Avoid using latex condoms, diaphragms, or cervical caps for up to 72 hours after using estrogen vaginal creams. Certain estrogen products may contain oils in the creams that can weaken latex (rubber) products and cause condoms to break or leak,…
How to wash your hands after Estrace vaginal cream?
Wash your hands before and after inserting Estrace Vaginal. Use the applicator provided to measure the prescribed dose of estradiol vaginal cream. Take apart the cream applicator and wash it with mild soap and warm water after each use. Each Estrace Vaginal tablet is supplied in a single-use disposable applicator.