Estring Vaginal Ring

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Estring Vaginal Ring prescribed for?

Estring® is a vaginal ring prescribed to alleviate menopause symptoms in postmenopausal women such as vaginal irritation, dryness, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Menopause is a natural stage of the ageing process that indicates the conclusion of one's reproductive years. The vaginal ring provides relief for up to 90 days before requiring replacement.

Estring Vaginal Ring Information

How to use Estring Vaginal Ring

Follow your doctor's instructions exactly when using the ring. If you're unsure, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor for clarification.

Before and after inserting the ring, make sure to wash your hands.

To use the Estring vaginal ring:

-  Squeeze the sides of the ring together and insert it into the vagina as far up as possible. It should be the upper 1/3 of the vagina.

-  Once it's in position, you shouldn't feel it. If you do, gently push it further in with your finger. Don't worry; it can't go too far in or get lost.

-  Leave the Estring in place for 90 days. After that time, if your doctor prescribes it, remove the old ring and replace it with a new one. If the ring falls out at any point, rinse it with warm water and put it back in. If it moves down to the lower part of the vagina, use your finger to reinsert it.

-  You don't need to remove the ring during sexual intercourse, and neither you nor your partner should feel it. You can take it out, rinse it with warm water, and put it back in if you prefer.

-  To remove the ring, simply loop a finger through it and gently pull it out of the vagina.

Your doctor will monitor your progress regularly to decide whether you should continue this treatment. Remember to examine your breasts for lumps each month and have a mammogram every year while using Estring.

Make sure any doctor or surgeon treating you is aware that you are using this medication. They have specific instructions before and after surgery.

Store the Estring vaginal ring at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep it in its protective pouch until you're ready to use it.

Estring Vaginal Ring drug interactions

The list provided below includes drugs that are recognized to interact with Estring Vaginal Ring. However, it is important to note that this is not an exhaustive compilation of all potential drug interactions.

Disclose all of your current medications, including prescription medications and OTC products, to your doctor. They will assess the potential interaction and determine whether it is beneficial to use both drugs together. If not, adjustments need to be made to your treatment plan.

Common Side effects of Estring Vaginal Ring?

Few known side effects of Estring Vaginal Ring. Please note that this is not a complete list of all possible side effects.

  • insomnia
  • nausea/vomiting
  • urinary tract infection
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • back pain
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • hot flashes
  • breast tenderness
  • vaginal discomfort or pain
  • increased vaginal discharge
  • weight changes
  • bloating
  • vaginal bleeding
  • worsening blood pressure

You might have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Talk to your doctor prior to use if you have a history of these conditions.

Please inform your doctor about any side effects you experience. If you find these side effects difficult to manage, contact your doctor for medical advice.

Estring Vaginal Ring FAQs

Estring Vaginal Ring cost in Canada?

Estring Vaginal Ring 2mg cost in Canada

- 1 ring - $141.75 USD ($141.75 per ring)

How often should I replace Estring?

The recommended replacement schedule for the Estring is generally every 90 days or three months. However, it's essential to follow your healthcare provider's specific instructions regarding its usage and replacement schedule for optimal results and safety.

Is Estring effective for birth control?

Estring is not effective for birth control. Estring is a type of vaginal ring that contains estrogen and is primarily used to treat certain menopausal symptoms. It does not provide reliable contraception.

Consider other methods for birth control, such as pills, condoms, intrauterine devices (IUDs), or contraceptive implants. Always consult with a healthcare professional to find the best birth control method for your needs.

How quickly does Estring start working?

Estring starts working relatively quickly, usually within a few days to a week after insertion. The exact timing may vary from person to person. Call your doctor or pharmacist if anything is unclear.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.