Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Estradiol topical (for the skin) is used to treat certain symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. Estradiol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Estrogel is a colorless, clear gel medicine containing estradiol, which is an estrogen hormone. Estrogens are sex hormones produced by a woman's ovaries, and they regulate several processes in the female body. Estrogel is administered for the treatment of various menopausal symptoms like vaginal dryness, burning, flashes and irritation.
Estrogel (estradiol topical) is an estrogen hormone that is a medication used to reduce menopause symptoms (such as hot flashes). Unlike most hormonal drugs which are injected, Estrogel is supplied as a clear gel, and it is administered topically. The skin absorbs Estrogel, allowing it to get picked by the blood into the blood stream. The drug may also help in reducing other symptoms such as vaginal dryness, burning and itching that are associated with menopause. Most of the menopause symptoms are caused by estrogen deficiency, and this is what Estrogel rectifies. Estrogel works by boosting the levels of estrogen in the body to eliminate the menopause symptoms. The drug is supplied as a gel, and it is for topical application only.