DOSAGE: The oestradiol gel is presented in a tube.
Each graduated measure delivers 2.5 g of gel, containing 1.5 mg of oestradiol.
The average dose is 1 graduated measure per day, during 24 to 28 days per month.
The doctor will prescribe OESTROGEL according to a scheme adapted to the patient's case.
Bleeding resembling menstrual bleeding can occur during the period of discontinuation. This bleeding is normal and is not abundant.
If irregular or over-abundant bleeding occurs, consult the doctor.
If the patient has the impression the effect of OESTROGEL is too strong or too weak, consult the doctor or pharmacist.
STEPS TO TAKE IN THE CASE WHERE ONE OR MORE DOSES HAVE BEEN OMITTED: If the patient forgets to use OESTROGEL: if the patient has forgotten to apply the gel on the planned day, do it as quickly as possible and return to the therapeutic schedule as initially intended.
Do not take a double dose to compensate for the single dose that the patient has forgotten to take.
If the patient has not been treated for several days in a row, irregular bleeding may occur.
If the patient has any doubts, consult the doctor.
RISK OF WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS: When the treatment is ended, signs of a deficit in oestrogen linked to the menopause could reappear.
ADMINISTRATION METHOD AND ROUTE: Transdermal route.
Application of the gel is made over a large surface of clean skin (on the arms, upper part of the bottom, lower part of the abdomen, lumbar region, upper part of the thighs, etc.).
The gel should not be applied to the breasts or the mucous membranes.
A massage is useful but it is recommended to let it dry for about 2 minutes first before putting on clothing. The gel does not leave marks.
It is recommended to wash hands after applying the gel.
FREQUENCY AND MOMENT AT WHICH THE MEDICINE SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED: The application can take place either in the evening or in the morning.
DURATION OF TREATMENT: According to the doctor's indications.