Estradiol Oral Tablet 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Estradiol: Oral tablet (0.5mg)

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Estradiol 0.5mg Tab
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 899 1/2  |  b
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Estradiol 0.5mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WATSON 528 
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Estradiol 0.5mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: E 3  |  M

What is this Medicine?

ESTRADIOL (es tra DYE ole) is an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Estradiol: Oral tablet(0.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Estradiol 0.5mg Tablet

NDC: 005550899
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Menopause, Oophorectomy, Hypogonadism, Hot Flashes, Osteoporosis Prophylaxis, Atrophic Vaginitis, Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Failure, Palliative Treatment Of Breast Cancer

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Estradiol 0.5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_3884.JPG
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 899 1/2  |  b
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Estradiol 0.5mg Tablet

Yeast Infection Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Endometrial Hyperplasia Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breakthrough Bleeding Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Estradiol 0.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Estradiol 0.5mg Tablet(Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and Estrogens(Estradiol)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of estrogen in some females, such as nausea, breast tenderness, headache or fluid retention. There may be no interaction. Do not significantly change your grapefruit intake while taking estrogens for hormone replacement therapy or as part of hormonal birth control products. Report any unusual side effects, like unusual non-menstrual vaginal bleeding, promptly for evaluation.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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