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Delestrogen is a medication containing usually used to help reduce symptoms of menopause in women. These symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. It contains estradiol valerate. Estrogen is a hormone that plays a vital role in the regulation of the female reproductive system, as well as other bodily functions such as bone health and mood regulation. It works by replacing or supplementing the levels of estrogen in the body.
For women experiencing menopausal symptoms, Delestrogen can help to reduce hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms associated with decreased estrogen levels. It may also be used in transgender women as part of hormone replacement therapy to help feminize the body.
In prostate cancer patients, Delestrogen can block the effects of testosterone, which can help slow the growth and spread of the cancer. The medication is injected intramuscularly, with the usual dose being 10-20 mg every four weeks for menopausal symptoms or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Uses and Dosage
Delestrogen is injected into a muscle as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 weeks. For the treatment of prostate cancer, it is usually given every 1 to 2 weeks. It is administered as an intramuscular injection using a syringe and needle.
Here are the general instructions for using Delestrogen Vial:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Clean your injection site with an alcohol swab.
- Take the cap off the vial and draw up the appropriate amount of medication into the syringe.
- Change the needle on the syringe to a new, sterile one. Insert the needle into the muscle and slowly inject the medication.
- Once you have finished injecting the medication, pull the needle out of the muscle and dispose of it properly.
- Massage the injection site with a clean, dry cotton ball or swab to help reduce discomfort.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- For menopausal symptoms and low estrogen conditions, the typical dose is 10 mg to 20 mg injected into the gluteal muscle (buttocks) every 4 weeks.
- For prostate cancer, the recommended dose is at least 30 mg injected into the gluteal muscle every 1 to 2 weeks.
Common Side Effects of Delestrogen (Estradiol):
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Breast pain
- Changes in your menstrual periods
- Stomach cramps
- Thinning scalp hair
- Vaginal itching or discharge
Serious Side Effects of Delestrogen (Estradiol):
- Bone pain
- Chest pain or pressure
- Coughing up blood
- Difficulty breathing
- Increased thirst or urination
- Lack of energy
- Lump in your breast
- Memory problems
- Muscle weakness
- Pain or warmth in one or both legs
- Pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder
- Pelvic pain
- Problems with vision or balance
- Shortness of breath
- Slurred speech
- Stabbing chest pain
- Sudden severe headache
- Sudden vision loss
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Unusual behavior
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
Form and strength
Delestrogen (Estradiol) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 20 mg/ml
- Delestrogen may interact with other medications, such as blood thinners or thyroid medications. Tell your healthcare provider about any medications, supplements, or herbal remedies you are taking before starting treatment with Delestrogen.
- Estrogens, including Delestrogen, can increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of treatment with a healthcare professional.
- Delestrogen may increase the risk of breast cancer. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of treatment with a healthcare professional and to receive regular mammograms.
- Delestrogen should be used with caution in individuals with liver problems, as it may worsen liver function and interfere with certain liver function tests.
- It should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as it may harm the developing fetus or nursing baby.
- Delestrogen may increase the risk of stroke, particularly in individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
- It may increase the risk of gallbladder disease, particularly in individuals with a history of gallbladder disease or gallstones.
- Delestrogen may interfere with certain thyroid function tests, which may lead to incorrect diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.
- It may trigger or worsen migraine headaches in some individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Delestrogen be used by transgender women?
Delestrogen is often prescribed to transgender women to help them feminize their bodies.
How should Delestrogen be stored?
Delestrogen should be stored at room temperature between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius), away from light and moisture.
How long does it take for Delestrogen to work?
The time it takes for Delestrogen to work varies from person to person. Some people may notice an improvement in their symptoms within a few days, while others may take longer to see results.
Can Delestrogen be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Delestrogen should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as it may harm the developing fetus or nursing baby.
Is Delestrogen safe for everyone to use?
Delestrogen is not safe for everyone to use and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Delestrogen?
If you miss a dose of Delestrogen, contact your healthcare professional right away to determine the best course of action. Do not double dose or take an extra dose without consulting a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Delestrogen from verified Canadian pharmacy.