Where do you apply EstroGel?

To use EstroGel, press the pump firmly and fully 1 time into the palm of your hand. Using your hand, apply EstroGel to the skin of your other arm. Spread the gel as thinly as possible over the entire area on the inside and outside of your arm from your wrist to your shoulder.

Where should I rub Estrogel?

Apply to clean, dry, unbroken skin at the same time each day. Apply to top and bottom of one arm from shoulder to wrist. It is not necessary to massage or rub in Estrogel. Do not apply to the breasts or vagina.

Where do you apply hormone gel?

Apply on the shoulders and upper arms as directed. Do not apply to other parts of the body including the abdomen, genitals, chest, armpits, or knees. Be sure you use the correct total dose. It is best to wait 2 hours after application of the gel before washing, showering, or swimming.

Can you apply Estrogel to thighs?

The gel should be applied to dry, intact skin: Spread in a thin layer over the surface of your outer arm from the shoulder down, or inner thigh. Do not apply on or near your breasts or genital area. Apply one metered dose to one area.

Should you rub in Estrogel?

It is not necessary to massage or rub in Estrogel. Simply allow the gel to dry for up to 5 minutes before dressing. Estrogel is flammable. Avoid smoking or being near an open flame until the medicine has completely dried on your skin.

Can I apply Estrogel at night?

Apply the gel once a day, either in the morning or evening. Try to use the gel at about the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest time to treat your symptoms.

Does Estrogel cause weight gain?

Many women believe that taking HRT will make them put on weight, but there’s no evidence to support this claim. You may gain some weight during the menopause, but this often happens regardless of whether you take HRT. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet should help you to lose any unwanted weight.

How many pumps of Estrogel should I use?

4 Pumps 2 pumps of Estrogel should be applied to both the top and bottom of one arm from shoulder to wrist. 2 additional doses (2 pumps) are applied the same way to the other arm. The inner thigh can also be used. Estrogel should NOT be applied on or near the breasts or on the vulval region.

How quickly does Estrogel work?

It usually takes a few weeks before you will feel the initial benefits of HRT and up to three months to feel the full effects. It may also take your body time to get used to HRT. When treatment begins you may experience side effects such as breast tenderness, nausea and leg cramps.

How long does it take for Estrogel to be absorbed?

To get the best effect, wait at least 2 hours before showering/swimming to allow the drug to be absorbed through the skin.

What is the best time of day to apply estrogen cream?

Estradiol emulsion should be applied in the morning. Estradiol gel may be applied at any time of day, but should be applied at around the same time of day every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

What are the side effects of EstroGel?

Common side effects of EstroGel include:

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • loss of appetite.
  • swollen breasts.
  • acne or skin color changes.
  • vaginal pain.
  • vaginal dryness or discomfort.
  • decreased sex drive.

Is it better to take HRT at night?

There are effective ways of minimizing, or indeed even eradicating, these side effects. Thus nausea can be reduced by taking the HRT tablet at night with food instead of in the morning, or by changing from tablets to another type of HRT such as transdermal patches.

Can I take vitamin D with HRT?

This study confirms the beneficial effect of HRT on BMD. It also shows that low-dose vitamin D supplementation has only a minor effect in the prevention of osteoporosis in non-osteoporotic early postmenopausal women and does not give any benefit additional to that of HRT alone.

Is 1 mg estrogen a lot?

The usual initial dosage range is 1 to 2 mg daily of estradiol adjusted as necessary to control presenting symptoms. The minimal effective dose for maintenance therapy should be determined by titration. Administration should be cyclic (e.g., 3 weeks on and 1 week off).

Can Utrogestan cause insomnia?

Many women take micronised progesterone (Utrogestan) as the progestogen part of their HRT. Utrogestan is a natural sedative and is usually taken at night time, so can cause drowsiness for some women – an added bonus if you’re struggling to sleep.

Can progesterone cause weight gain?

Progesterone itself likely does not cause weight gain. However, changes in hormone levels throughout your cycle can affect your appetite and make it feel as though you may be gaining weight. During the first half of your cycle, estrogen inhibits food intake and your hunger levels may be lower than normal.

Will progesterone help me lose weight?

One of the primary symptoms of this is weight gain. In all these effects note that progesterone does not directly cause weight loss. Instead it reduces the effect of other hormones in the body which are causing the weight gain. Think of it as allowing rather than causing the body to lose weight.

How long before bed should I take progesterone?

Jones also made it clear that helping a female sleep is a priority and can be a quick fix. So, how is the titration done? It is recommended to start at a low dose, Dr. Jones recommends progesterone 12.5mg slow release capsule to be given before bedtime for 2 nights.

Can Utrogestan cause tiredness?

Since natural progesterone can have a mild sedative effect, Utrogestan can cause drowsiness for some women. It is therefore recommended to be taken at bedtime.

Should I take estrogen and progesterone at the same time of day?

Try to take the medicine at the same time each day to reduce the possibility of side effects and to allow it to work better. For patients taking estrogens and progestins by mouth: Nausea may occur during the first few weeks after you start taking estrogens.

Does progesterone make you tired the next day?

Progesterone is better known for supporting pregnancy. However, it also promotes sleep which is why it’s sometimes called a ‘sleepy hormone’. It does this by stimulating your brain to produce a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — which helps you ‘switch off’ and sleep.

Is progesterone the happy hormone?

Progesterone is known as the “happy” hormone, and for good reason. Synthesized in the central nervous system, progesterone distinctly effects nerve function and therefore mood and calmness, reducing feelings of anxiety and depression.

Does progesterone make breasts bigger?

Breasts grow in response to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As you enter puberty, levels of these hormones increase. Your breasts begin to grow under the stimulation of these hormones. Hormone levels also change during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause.