Generic Name(s): estradiol
Drug Class: Estrogen
Treats: vulvar and vaginal atrophy
Estrace is an estrogen cream that is applied to the vulva and vagina. Small amounts of estrogen pass into the bloodstream through the skin, treating the disease more safely than extended hormone therapy. It should be noted that the use of estrogens is known to significantly increase the chance of cancer in the uterus.
Estrace (estradiol oral) is a hormone that is used as a medication for menopause symptoms. It is an oral hormonal drug. Most menopause symptoms are as a result of estrogen deficiency. The main symptoms include hot flashes and vaginal dryness, among others.
Estrace is an estrogen in nature, and it works by increasing the levels of estrogen hormone in the body. Estrace mostly treats hot flashes, but it may also help in reducing other symptoms such as vaginal dryness, burning and itching that are associated with menopause.
Estrace may also be used to prevent osteoporosis, a condition that is common in postmenopausal women. The drug is supplied as a liquid, capsules or tablets and is only meant for oral administration.