Estrabet 2 Tablet is a female sex hormone (estrogen). This is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause (hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and itching), estrogen deficiency, and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).
Estrabet 2 Tablet is to be swallowed with water. It can be taken with or without food, but remember to take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment. The treatment should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as this may affect the potency of this medicine.
Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Before you initiate with this HRT, you must consult the doctor if you have a history of unexplained vaginal bleeding or if you have ever had a blood clot in your legs or your lungs. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you some diagnostic or laboratory tests to know the effects and side effects of this medicine on your body.
BENEFITS OF ESTRABET TABLET
In Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone placement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and reduced sex drive. Since menopause can last for several years, this treatment can make a big improvement to your daily life and mood. Estrogen is one of two important hormones (the other is progesterone) used in this treatment. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.
HOW TO USE ESTRABET TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Estrabet 2 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW ESTRABET TABLET WORKS
Estrabet 2 Tablet contains a medication called estrogen (female sex hormone). It works by replacing estrogen that is normally produced by the body. In women who are undergoing or have attained menopause, it prevents symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal burning, dryness, and itching, caused due to lack of estrogen.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Estrabet 2 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Estrabet 2 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Estrabet 2 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Estrabet 2 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Estrabet 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Estrabet 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Estrabet 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Estrabet 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Estrabet 2 Tablet is not recommended in patients who previously had liver disease and the liver function tests are still not normal and should not be given to women with severe hepatic disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Estrabet 2mg Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- Medicines used to prevent blood clotting (Ex. warfarin)
- Medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine)
- Medicines used to treat tuberculosis (Ex. rifampicin, rifabutin)
- Anti-retroviral medicines used to treat HIV (Ex. nevirapine, efavirenz, ritonavir, nelfinavir)
- St John’s Wort (herbal medicine used to treat depression)
- Medicines used to treat Hepatitis C Virus (Ex. boceprevir, telaprevir)
- Tacrolimus, cyclosporin (medicines used to prevent rejection of organ transplants)
- Fentanyl (used to reduce pain)
- Theophylline (used for asthma and other breathing problems)
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Estrabet
- Breast pain
- Abdominal cramp
- Vaginal spotting
Q. What is Estrabet 2 Tablet and what is it used for?
Estrabet 2 Tablet contains Estradiol, which is an estrogen hormone. It helps in treating estrogen deficiency symptoms like hot flushes (red and warm face) and vaginal dryness in women. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bones) in postmenopausal women, who are at high risk of fractures and have limited treatment choice.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Estrabet 2 Tablet?
If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If the dose was missed by more than 12 hours, you should not take the missed dose and simply continue the usual dosing schedule.
Q. What are the most common side effects which I may experience while taking Estrabet 2 Tablet?
The common side effects associated with Estrabet 2 Tablet are lower abdominal pain, periods pain, breast tenderness, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of uterus lining) and vaginal discharge. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if these persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. What can I take for estrogen deficiency?
For estrogen deficiency, treatment is based on the underlying cause. Your doctor may choose from a variety of medications depending upon your age and clinical conditions. The medications will also depend upon whether you are estrogen deficient or have high progesterone levels.
Q. Who should not take Estrabet 2 Tablet?
Estrabet 2 Tablet should not be taken by patients who have unusual vaginal bleeding, liver problems, or bleeding disorder. It should also be avoided to patients who are pregnant or are allergic to Estrabet 2 Tablet. Patients who have had uterus or breast cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, or currently have or had blood clots should also avoid this medicine.
Q. Does Estrabet 2 Tablet cause weight gain?
Estrabet 2 Tablet may cause either weight gain or weight loss. This is a common side effect of Estrabet 2 Tablet. However, exercising regularly and eating a healthy nutritious diet can help you prevent weight gain. In case you notice weight gain and it bothers you, consult your doctor.
Q. How should Estrabet 2 Tablet be taken?
Estrabet 2 Tablet tablets should be taken exactly as advised by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water. You can take it at any time of the day but take it at the same time each day.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.