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Depo-Estradiol (Estradiol Cypionate) - Summary

 
 



WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEPO-ESTRADIOL (AN ESTROGEN HORMONE)?

Estrogens increase the chances of getting cancer of the uterus.

Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are taking estrogens. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterine (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause.

Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes.

Using estrogens with or without progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and blood clots. You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with DEPO-Estradiol.

 

DEPO-ESTRADIOL SUMMARY

DEPO-Estradiol Injection contains estradiol cypionate for intramuscular use. Each mL contains: 5 mg/mL - 5 mg estradiol cypionate, 5.4 mg chlorobutanol anhydrous (chloral derivative) added as preservative; in 913 mg cottonseed oil. Warning: Chlorobutanol may be habit forming.

DEPO-Estradiol Injection is indicated in the treatment of:

  1. Moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with the menopause.
  2. Hypoestrogenism due to hypogonadism.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Depo-Estradiol (Estradiol)

Sexual function in women on estradiol or venlafaxine for hot flushes: a randomized controlled trial. [2014]
estradiol or venlafaxine for hot flushes... CONCLUSION: Overall sexual function among nondepressed midlife women experiencing

Effect of estradiol valerate on endometrium thickness during clomiphene citrate-stimulated ovulation. [2014]
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that the addition of 6 mg/day EV following the CC

Effects of tibolone or continuous combined oestradiol/norethisterone acetate on glucose and insulin metabolism. [2013]
insulin metabolism in postmenopausal women... CONCLUSIONS: Tibolone reduces insulin sensitivity. Healthy postmenopausal women

Impact of estradiol valerate/dienogest on work productivity and activities of daily living in women with heavy menstrual bleeding. [2013]
estradiol valerate/dienogest (E2V/DNG; Qlaira(®)/Natazia(®)) compared to placebo... CONCLUSIONS: E2V/DNG was shown to have a consistent positive impact on work

Effects of tibolone or continuous combined oestradiol/norethisterone acetate on glucose and insulin metabolism. [2013]
insulin metabolism in postmenopausal women... CONCLUSIONS: Tibolone reduces insulin sensitivity. Healthy postmenopausal women

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Clinical Trials Related to Depo-Estradiol (Estradiol)

Vaginal Testosterone Cream vs ESTRING for Vaginal Dryness or Decreased Libido in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients [Recruiting]
The purpose of this clinical research study is to determine whether the ESTRING or a special preparation of a testosterone cream inserted vaginally are safe for use in breast cancer patients. This study will also evaluate if either of these treatments can improve symptoms of vaginal dryness or decreased sexual interest that are related to your treatment for breast cancer.

Serum Estradiol Levels In Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Aromatase Inhibitors and Vaginal Estrogen [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to see if Vagifem« 10mcg is safe for women who have had breast cancer. Vagifem is an estrogen product. It is a tiny tablet that is inserted into the vagina. It relieves vaginal dryness. Women who have had breast cancer are usually told not to take estrogen. This is because estrogen use can lead to a breast cancer recurrence or a new primary breast cancer. It is unclear if the estrogen in Vagifem is only absorbed in the vagina. It may be absorbed into the blood stream for a short time and may cause a brief rise in your estrogen level. However, there is no clear evidence that this would cause any bad effects in patients with breast cancer. How much, if any, of these topical estrogens are absorbed through the vagina is not known. We also do not know what the impact is of low dose estrogen absorption on breast cancer outcomes. Also, the absorption should decrease as the mucus membranes are restored after estrogen exposure.

Effect of Estradiol+Drospirenone Versus Estradiol+MPA on Endothelial Function [Recruiting]
This study compares the effects of two common hormone medications on the heart and blood vessels of healthy post-menopausal women over the age of 45.

The study will take place over the course of about 5 months. Each subject will take two different medications over two six-week periods. They will be randomized at the beginning of the study to either estradiol+medroxyprogesterone acetate or estradiol+drospirenone for the first period, and will receive the other medication the second six-weeks of the study. At the very beginning of the study and at the end of each six-week treatment period, subjects will come to the hospital various tests including non-invasive blood vessel imaging tests, blood draws to test the levels of certain hormones in the body, an oral glucose tolerance test, a test to monitor renal blood flow, and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. Between treatment periods, there will be a four-week medication-free washout period.

Comparative Efficacy of Low-Dose Estradiol and Venlafaxine XR for Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms [Recruiting]
The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of both low-dose oral (by mouth) 17-▀-estradiol and the non-hormonal drug venlafaxine XR compared to placebo in reducing hot flashes. Included in this objective is the intention to compare venlafaxine XR to estradiol therapy, to provide evidence of the relative efficacy of venlafaxine to what is currently considered the most established but also a controversial therapy. 17-├č-estradiol is a type of estrogen. Venlafaxine XR is the extended release (XR) version of venlafaxine. Venlafaxine XR is an serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). A placebo is a substance containing no medication.

Initiating Transdermal Estradiol Therapy in Turner's Syndrome [Recruiting]
This is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, semi-blinded study to compare two low doses of estradiol administered by recently available transdermal patches for the initiation of puberty in Turner syndrome girls 11. 5-13. 0 years old in conjunction with growth hormone (GH) therapy.

The specific hypotheses to be tested are: when combined with growth hormone (GH) treatment, low dose transdermal estradiol (LTE2) replacement will be more effective in stimulating feminization, height velocity, and bone mineral density without compromising growth potential than very low dose transdermal estradiol (VLTE2), which will in turn be superior to GH alone in effects on feminization, height velocity, and bone mineral density.

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Reports of Suspected Depo-Estradiol (Estradiol) Side Effects

Malaise (4)Poor Quality Drug Administered (4)Hyperhidrosis (3)Feeling Hot (3)Drug Ineffective (2)Ingrown Hair (2)Pruritus (1)Drug Ineffective FOR Unapproved Indication (1)Pain (1)Skin Ulcer (1)more >>


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