Reported side effects of EstroGel include:
– nausea or vomiting
– loss of appetite
– swollen breasts
– acne or skin color changes
– vaginal pain, dryness or discomfort
– decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm
– weight gain
– migraine headaches
– break-through bleeding
– vaginal itching or discharge
The above is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Talk to your doctor or call us for advice about side effects. Do not use EstroGel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor expects that this treatment’s benefit is greater than the risk of side effects. Most people using this medication do not have serious or persistent side effects.
There may be some irritation or itching of the skin in or around your vagina when you start to use EstroGel – this should clear up after a few days. If not, stop usage immediately and consult your doctor. If any of the above side-effects are persistent, stop the usage of EstroGel and consult with your medical practitioner.
EstroGel is a recommended hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) treatment for more severe vulvo-vaginal complaints related to estrogen deficiency in menopausal women.
It also has benefits in preventing postmenopausal osteoporosis, which carries an increased risk for bone fractures. EstroGel is not to be applied to the vagina or breasts.