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Evalon Cream (generically known as Estriol) is a medication used to relieve menopausal symptoms in the vagina, such as dryness or irritation, by providing relief from vaginal atrophy (thinning of vaginal walls) in women. It belongs to a group of medicines called hormone replacement therapy and contains a type of female hormone called estrogen.
Estriol works by mimicking the activity of the hormone estrogen. As women approach menopause, estrogen levels naturally decrease, leading to symptoms such as vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. By supplementing estrogen in the vaginal tissues, Evalon Cream helps to maintain vaginal health and relieve menopausal symptoms.
Use and Dosage
Always apply Evalon Cream as directed by your physician. It is for intravaginal use only.
To use Evalon Cream (Estriol), first wash your hands and the vaginal area thoroughly. Then, remove the cap from the tube and screw the applicator nozzle onto it. Gently squeeze the tube to fill the applicator with the required quantity of medicine. Unscrew the applicator from the tube and lie back with knees drawn up and gently insert the applicator deep into the vagina and press plunger downward to its original position to deliver the medication.
After application, pull the plunger to remove it from the barrel and wash with mild soap and warm water. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for your child depending upon the age, body weight and disease condition.
Use Evalon Cream once daily during bedtime. However, the specific instructions for use may vary based on individual factors such as the severity of symptoms and medical history. Always follow the guidance of your healthcare provider and the instructions provided with the medication.
Common Side Effects of Evalon Cream (Estriol):
- Abdominal pain
- Gall bladder problems
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Itching of the skin around the vagina
- Leg cramps
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Vaginal irritation
- Vaginal itching
Serious Side Effects of Evalon Cream (Estriol):
Forms and Strength
Evalon Cream (Estriol) is available in the following forms and strength:
Evalon Cream: Cream
- Women with a history of estrogen-dependent tumors (such as breast cancer) should use Evalon Cream with caution, as it may increase the risk of cancer recurrence or the growth of new tumors.
- Women with a history of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack should also use Evalon Cream with caution, as estrogen therapy may increase the risk of these conditions.
- Women with liver disease should consult with their healthcare provider before using Evalon Cream, as estrogen therapy may affect liver function.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Evalon Cream, as it may harm the baby.
- Women who have or have had abnormal vaginal bleeding should also use Evalon Cream with caution and only under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Women with a history of blood clotting disorders or a family history of such disorders should use Evalon Cream with caution.
- Women with a known hypersensitivity to estriol or any of the ingredients in the cream should not use Evalon Cream.
- Women who experience abnormal or excessive vaginal bleeding while using Evalon Cream should stop using it and consult with their healthcare provider.
- Women who have undergone recent surgery or have a high risk of developing blood clots should use Evalon Cream with caution.
- Women who have a history of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or other conditions that affect the uterus or ovaries should consult with their healthcare provider before using Evalon Cream.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Evalon Cream (Estriol)?
Evalon Cream is a medication used to relieve menopausal symptoms in the vagina, such as dryness or irritation, by providing relief from vaginal atrophy (thinning of vaginal walls) in women.
Can all women use Evalon Cream?
No, women should always consult with their healthcare provider before using any medication.
Is Evalon Cream safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
No, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Evalon Cream as it may harm the baby.
How is Evalon Cream applied?
Evalon Cream is typically applied directly inside the vagina.
It's important to purchase Evalon Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.